József Ruzitska

Béla's Flight

opera

June 9., Friday 16:00

Opera House - Confectionary on the 3rd floor

Social music listening session

Originating a little over two decades (in 1822) after the premiere of Prince Pikkó, the lost first Hungarian opera, Béla's Flight is the earliest such work for which the music and libretto still remain. The piece was based on the play Belas Flucht by August von Kotzebue, a highly influential writer of the time, and was transplanted to the opera stage by János Kótsi Patkó, the leading actor of the ensemble in Kolozsvár, today known as Cluj-Napoca. The opera was later performed, with tremendous success, in nearly every city in Hungary, and it was allegedly one of the Cluj performances that inspired Ferenc Erkel to write historical operas.

Hungarian-language discussion programme

Details

Location
Opera House - Confectionary on the 3rd floor
Date
June 9, 2017
Start time
4 p.m.
End time
5:30 p.m.

Events

Opera House - Confectionary on the 3rd floor