Corona Gala

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Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Puccini… Could anyone possibly require a grander list of opera composers worthy of opening a new venue for opera performance and greeting the new season? Although the global pandemic forced the Hungarian State Opera to close its doors for a few months, which entailed a slight delay in the opening of the Eiffel Art Studios, we would now like to follow up on the August inauguration of the facility’s park by celebrating the new building complex’s completion in its imposing Locomotive Hall. We will be doing this together with our very finest singers, who will perform widely beloved and familiar arias from the Hungarian and European operatic canon, supplemented by excerpts from some of the contemporary Hungarian operas that the Opera has always cultivated, along with a few seldom-heard rarities. These will include, among other popular melodies, passages from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Verdi’s Rigoletto and Ferenc Erkel’s Bánk bán, with one aria apiece also to be heard from Antônio Carlos Gomes’s opera Salvator Rosa, Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chénier and Levente Gyöngyösi’s The Master and Margarita.  


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni – “Madamina, il catalogo è questo” (Leporello’s register aria from Act 1) » ISTVÁN KOVÁCS
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail
– “Konstanze, dich wiederzusehen” (Belmonte’s aria from Act 1) » ZOLTÁN MEGYESI
– “Frisch zum Kampfe” (Pedrillo’s aria from Act 2) » JÁNOS SZEREKOVÁN
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte – “Un’aura amorosa” (Ferrando’s aria from Act 1) » TIBOR SZAPPANOS
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
– “Non più andrai” (Figaro’s aria from Act 1)»  GÁBOR BRETZ
– “Giunse al fin il momento…” (Susanna’s aria from Act 4) » ZITA VÁRADI
Gioachino Rossini: La Cenerentola
– “Nacqui all’affanno” (Angelina’s aria from Act 2) » GABRIELLA BALGA
– “Miei rampolli femminini” (Don Magnifico’s aria from Act 1) » PÉTER KÁLMÁN
Gioachino Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia
– “Largo al factotum” (Figaro’s aria from Act 1) » ZSOLT HAJA
– “La calunnia è un venticello” (Don Basilio’s aria from Act 1) » KRISZTIÁN CSER
Giuseppe Verdi: Un ballo in maschera – “Eri tu” (Renato’s aria from Act 2) » CSABA SZEGEDI
Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto – “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata” (Rigoletto’s aria from Act 2) » ALEXANDRU AGACHE
Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi – ,,O mio babbino caro'' (Lauretta's aria) » ZITA SZEMERE
Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata – “È strano, è strano” (Violetta’s aria from Act 1) » ERIKA MIKLÓSA, TIBOR SZAPPANOS
Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut – “Donna, non vidi mai” (Des Grieux’s aria from Act 1) » GERGELY BONCSÉR
Giacomo Puccini: La bohème – “Quando me'n vo'” (Musetta’s waltz from Act 2) » RITA RÁCZ
Giacomo Puccini: Madama Butterfly
– “Con onor muore” (Cio-Cio San’s aria from Act 3) » GABRIELLA LÉTAY KISS


Francesco Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur – “Acerba voluttà” (Princess de Bouillon’s aria from Act 2) » ILDIKÓ KOMLÓSI
Antônio Carlos Gomes: Salvator Rosa – “Di sposo, di padre” (Duca d’Arcos’s aria from Act 2) » ANDRÁS PALERDI
Ruggero Leoncavallo: Pagliacci – “Vesti la giubba” (Canio’s aria) » BOLDIZSÁR LÁSZLÓ
Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier – “Nemico della patria” (Gérard’s aria from Act 3) » MICHELE KÁLMÁNDY
Vincenzo Bellini: Norma – “Meco all’altar di Venere” (Pollione’s aria from Act 1) » ATTILA FEKETE
Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda
– “Suicidio” (Gioconda’s aria from Act 4) » CSILLA BOROSS
– “Stella del marinar” (Laura’s aria from Act 2) » ERIKA GÁL
Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser – “Dich, teure Halle” (Elisabeth’s aria from Act 2) » ANDREA SZÁNTÓ
Igor Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress – “Here I stand... Since it is not by merit” (Tom Rakewell’s aria from Act 1) » TIVADAR KISS
Levente Gyöngyösi: The Master and Margarita – “Where am I? Who am I?” (the Master’s aria from Act 1) » PÉTER BALCZÓ
Ferenc Erkel: Hunyadi László – “Good heavens, I am trembling!…” (Erzsébet Szilágyi’s aria from Act 3) » ESZTER SÜMEGI
Ferenc Erkel: Bánk bán – “Homeland, my home!” (Bánk’s aria from Act 2) » ISTVÁN KOVÁCSHÁZI
Ferenc Erkel: Bánk bán“O God in heaven, we ask You to be with us now” (Chorus from Act 3) » THE HUNGARIAN STATE OPERA CHORUS


Premiere: Sept. 7, 2020

Eiffel Art Studios – Locomotive Hall