Karol Józef Wojtyła

Przed sklepem jubilera (The Jeweller's Shop)

mixed theater play 14

April 17., Sunday 19:00

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage

Contemplation on the sacrament of marriage with Krzysztof Penderecki's music, in one part, in Hungarian

The namesake of the square where the Erkel Theatre is situated was the author of serious literary works and had close ties to the theatrical world: during his university years, the future Pope John Paul II organised literary gatherings and belonged to several dramatic companies, some of which he led. Karol Wojtyłá’s 1960 dialogue in verse The Jeweller’s Shop centres on three couples who go to a jeweller’s shop to obtain engagement rings. By relating the stories of the different couples, the philosophical text examines the themes of love and the sanctity of marriage. In this production, the Opera has paired the Polish “dramatist” with the always remarkable sounding musical world of his friend the recently deceased contemporary Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki as accompaniment for the prose actors.

In association with Vörösmarty Theatre of Székesfehérvár.



Details

Location
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Date
April 17, 2022
Start time
7 p.m.
End time
8:30 p.m.
Composer
Krzysztof Penderecki
Dramatist
Karol Józef Wojtyła
Hungarian translation by
Péter Balássy
Musical editor
Péter Dobszay
Director, visual concept
János Szikora
Assistant to the Director
Orsolya Magyar Katalin Lázár
Chorus conducted by
Gábor Csiki

Events

Premiere: Sept. 8, 2021

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage