Messiah (Der Messias)

Budapest, Hungarian State Opera
Budapest, Hungary
Erkel Theatre
Mon 23 December 19:00
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Synopsis
Proclaiming (notably with the popular “Hallelujah” chorus) the coming and resurrection of the Saviour, Messiah remains to this day one of the most popular of Handel’s works. A little under half a century after its 1742 world premiere in Dublin, it was performed for the first time in the revised and rescored German-language version Der Messias created by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The “German Messiah” thus is the fruit of an extraordinary “collaboration” between two geniuses: the scintillating brilliance of Handel as interpreted by Mozart.
On the occasion of the Christian Season, the Opera is including the oratorio in its programme for the first time in a staged format. With Ferenc Anger directing, Mozart’s arrangement will be sung in a new Hungarian translation by Ádám Nádasdy.
Credits
General cast
Conductor
Gergely Kesselyák
Soprano
Rita Rácz
Alto
Atala Schöck
Tenor
Tamás Tarjányi
Bass
Marcell Bakonyi / Krisztián Cser
Credits
Music revised by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Original, English-language libretto compiled from biblical passages by
Charles Jennens
Libretto translated into German by
Christoph Daniel Ebeling / Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
Hungarian text
Ádám Nádasdy
Director
Ferenc Anger
Set designer
Gergely Zöldy Z
Costume designer
Mónika Szelei
Choreographer
Marianna Venekei
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki

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    Proclaiming (notably with the popular “Hallelujah” chorus) the coming and resurrection of the Saviour, Messiah remains to this day one of the most popular of Handel’s works. A little under half a century after its 1742 world premiere in Dublin, it was performed for the first time in the revised and rescored German-language version Der Messias created by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The “German Messiah” thus is the fruit of an extraordinary “collaboration” between two geniuses: the scintillating brilliance of Handel as interpreted by Mozart.
    On the occasion of the Christian Season, the Opera is including the oratorio in its programme for the first time in a staged format. With Ferenc Anger directing, Mozart’s arrangement will be sung in a new Hungarian translation by Ádám Nádasdy.

  • Credits

    General cast

    Conductor
    Gergely Kesselyák
    Soprano
    Rita Rácz
    Alto
    Atala Schöck
    Tenor
    Tamás Tarjányi
    Bass
    Marcell Bakonyi / Krisztián Cser

    Credits

    Music revised by
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Original, English-language libretto compiled from biblical passages by
    Charles Jennens
    Libretto translated into German by
    Christoph Daniel Ebeling / Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
    Hungarian text
    Ádám Nádasdy
    Director
    Ferenc Anger
    Set designer
    Gergely Zöldy Z
    Costume designer
    Mónika Szelei
    Choreographer
    Marianna Venekei
    Chorus director
    Gábor Csiki

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