Siegfried-idyll / Chrysanthemums

Budapest, Hungarian State Opera
Budapest, Hungary
Erkel Theatre
Wed 26 February 20:00
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Synopsis
Starting in 2018 and inspired by dramas that are themselves part of opera history, the Opera has attempted to both support contemporary Hungarian literature and serve the cause of opera itself. It first commissioned poet and dramatist Balázs Szálinger, one of the outstanding authors of his generation and one who is much in demand, to write Siegfried Idyll, about the remarkable relationship between Wagner and Nietzsche. He then went on to treat the tragedy of Doria Manfredi, an episode in Puccini’s life full of jealousy, love and misunderstandings, in a piece titled Crisantemi. Serving as the musical background of the former is Géza Köteles’s arrangement of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. In the latter, the moving biographical scenes are accompanied by Puccini’s string quartet Crisantemi and a few marvellous excerpts from his operas.
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Siegfried Idyll, or The End of a Friendship
Play with music, in one part, in Hungarian
General cast
Conductor
Géza Köteles
Richard Wagner
András Kőrösi
Friedrich Nietzsche
Balázs Csémy
Cosima Wagner
Judit Schell
Elisabeth
Dóra Létay
Ballet dancers
N.N.
Credits
Librettist
Szálinger Balázs
Musical director
Géza Köteles
Concept by
Szilveszter Ókovács
Director
Péter Kálloy Molnár
Set designer
László Székely
Costume designer
Győri Gabi
Choreographer
Marianna Venekei
Premiere
May 13, 2018
Chrysanthemums, or The Death of Liù
Chamber piece with lots of music, in Hungarian
General cast
Music director, conductor
Géza Köteles
Puccini
Olasz Renátó
Elvira
Tankó Erika
Doria
Mészöly Anna
Fosca
Bajor Lili
Giulia
Stork Natasa
Tenor
Gergely Boncsér
Soprano
Lilla Horti
Credits
Dramatist
Szálinger Balázs
Music by
Giacomo Puccini
Concept by
Szilveszter Ókovács
Director
Bálint Szilágyi
Visual designer
Sándor Márkus
Dramaturg
Eszter Orbán

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  • Synopsis

    Starting in 2018 and inspired by dramas that are themselves part of opera history, the Opera has attempted to both support contemporary Hungarian literature and serve the cause of opera itself. It first commissioned poet and dramatist Balázs Szálinger, one of the outstanding authors of his generation and one who is much in demand, to write Siegfried Idyll, about the remarkable relationship between Wagner and Nietzsche. He then went on to treat the tragedy of Doria Manfredi, an episode in Puccini’s life full of jealousy, love and misunderstandings, in a piece titled Crisantemi. Serving as the musical background of the former is Géza Köteles’s arrangement of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll. In the latter, the moving biographical scenes are accompanied by Puccini’s string quartet Crisantemi and a few marvellous excerpts from his operas.

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    Siegfried Idyll, or The End of a Friendship
    Play with music, in one part, in Hungarian
    General cast

    Conductor
    Géza Köteles
    Richard Wagner
    András Kőrösi
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    Balázs Csémy
    Cosima Wagner
    Judit Schell
    Elisabeth
    Dóra Létay
    Ballet dancers
    N.N.

    Credits

    Librettist
    Szálinger Balázs
    Musical director
    Géza Köteles
    Concept by
    Szilveszter Ókovács
    Director
    Péter Kálloy Molnár
    Set designer
    László Székely
    Costume designer
    Győri Gabi
    Choreographer
    Marianna Venekei

    Premiere
    May 13, 2018

    Chrysanthemums, or The Death of Liù
    Chamber piece with lots of music, in Hungarian
    General cast

    Music director, conductor
    Géza Köteles
    Puccini
    Olasz Renátó
    Elvira
    Tankó Erika
    Doria
    Mészöly Anna
    Fosca
    Bajor Lili
    Giulia
    Stork Natasa
    Tenor
    Gergely Boncsér
    Soprano
    Lilla Horti

    Credits

    Dramatist
    Szálinger Balázs
    Music by
    Giacomo Puccini
    Concept by
    Szilveszter Ókovács
    Director
    Bálint Szilágyi
    Visual designer
    Sándor Márkus
    Dramaturg
    Eszter Orbán

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