Zoltán Kodály

Háry János


Singspiel in four adventures with prologue and epilogue, in Hungarian with English surtitles
Four adventures bearing little resemblance to reality during the Napoleonic Wars, all based on folk music and presented by an old veteran. Title Character sacrifices career for sweetheart, choosing Örzse and the provincialism of Nagyabony over the Imperial Palace in Vienna (which you did not need a ticket to see back then).
Photographer: Herman Péter

Conductor

Karmester
Ádám Medveczky

General cast

Háry János
Zsolt Haja / Antal Cseh
Old Háry
László Csurka
Örzse, Háry János's fiancée
Erika Gál / Atala Schöck
Emperor Franz / Judge
Tamás Szalma
The Empress
Zita Váradi / Mária Farkasréti
Napoleon / The Innkeeper
András Habetler / Zoltán Bátki Fazekas
Marie Louise
Erika Markovics / Éva Várhelyi
Baron Ebelasztin
Jenő Dékán / János Szerekován
Old Marci
László Szvétek / Gábor Németh

Creators

Composer
Zoltán Kodály
Director
Attila Vidnyánszky
Set Designer
Alekszander Bezolub
Costume Designer
Bianka Imelda Jeremias
Dramaturg
Zsolt Szász
Choreographer
Péter Gemza
Choir Master
Kálmán Strausz