Prima donnas

GYÖNGYI LUKÁCS

concert

Festive gala concert with Hungarian and English surtitles

Although one of the most successful Hungarian dramatic sopranos of recent decades studied at the Tchaikovsky Academy in Moscow, it was at the Erkel Theatre where she first sang an operatic role, stepping in at the last minute to perform the lead in Il trovatore in February 1988: at the age of twenty only. (And this is likely to be one of the historical records of the Budapest OPERA!) Since then, Gyöngyi Lukács’s career path at the Hungarian State Opera has been marked by 265 performances in 25 roles. Yet, she has also graced the stages of all major international opera houses, invariably in leading roles. She debuted abroad as Tosca, becoming “the youngest Tosca in the history of the Deutsche Oper.” She also performed the role under the baton of Plácido Domingo in San Francisco. 36 seasons after her debut, the soprano will select from her fondest memories and roles on her festive evening.

PROGRAMME:

F. Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur – “Ecco, respiro appena... Io son l'umile ancella” – Adriana's aria from Act 1  | Gyöngyi Lukács

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin –  “Slyhali l' vy...” – Tatiana and Olga's duet from Act 1 | Emma Sahakyan, Lusine Sahakyan

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin – “Vy mne pisali... Kogda by zhizn..” – Onegin's aria from Act 1| Alexandru Agache

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin – “Uzh kak po mostu, mostochku” – Olga's aria from Act 1 | Lusine Sahakyan


W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – “Dove sono i bei momenti” – The Countess's aria from Act 3 | Gyöngyi Lukács

W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – “Deh! vieni non tardar” – Susanna's aria from Act  4 | Emma Sahakyan

W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – “Sull’aria! Che soave zeffiretto” –  The Count and Susanna's duet from Act 3 a III | Emma Sahakyan, Gyöngyi Lukács

W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – “Hai già vinta la causa” – The Count's aria from Act 3 | Alexandru Agache


J. Massenet: Werther – “Je vous écris de ma petite chambre” – Charlotte's aria from Act 3 | Lusine Sahakyan

G. Puccini: Madama Butterfly – “Tu! Tu! Piccolo iddio” – Cio-Cio-San's aria from Act 3 | Gyöngyi Lukács

G. Puccini: Madama Butterfly – “Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio” – Cio-Cio-San and Suzuki's duet from Act 2 | Gyöngyi Lukács, Lusine Sahakyan

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin – “O! Kak mne tiazhelo” - Tatiana and Onegin's final duet  | Gyöngyi Lukács, Alexandru Agache


Events

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
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