Levente Gyöngyösi

The Stork Calif


May 29., Monday 19:00

Opera House

Concert performance, in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

Levente Gyöngyösi's two-act opera The Stork Calif was staged in its entirety for the first time at the Opera House on 28 May 2005, in a production directed by Mária Harangi. Born in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) in 1975, Gyöngyösi composed his work to a libretto by Zsófia Balla based on the novel by Mihály Babits. “What attracted me most was the unravelling and disintegration of the personality, the process by which a young man's existence and situation change from sunny joy to the darkest tragedy." The conflict between the distinguished student Elemer Tábory and the other “I”, the carpenter's apprentice who appears in his dreams, grows into a bloody conflict and, eventually, a veritable tragedy."


Opera House
May 29, 2017
Start time
7 p.m.
End time
9:50 p.m.
Libretto after Mihály Babits by
Zsófia Balla
Choir Master
Kálmán Strausz
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok


Premiere: May 29, 2017

Opera House