Georg Friedrich Händel – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Der Messias (Messiah) – concert version

concert 14

December 20., Monday 19:00

Erkel Theatre – Main stage

Oratorio in three parts, without intermission, in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

For the first time on the programme of the Opera

Proclaiming (notably with the popular “Hallelujah” chorus) the coming and resurrection of the Saviour, Messiah remains to this day one of the most popular of Handel’s works. A little under half a century after its 1742 world premiere in Dublin, it was performed for the first time in the revised and rescored German-language version Der Messias created by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The “German Messiah” thus is the fruit of an extraordinary “collaboration” between two geniuses: the scintillating brilliance of Handel as interpreted by Mozart.
Mozart’s arrangement is sung in a new Hungarian translation by Ádám Nádasdy. 


Erkel Theatre – Main stage
Dec. 20, 2021
Start time
7 p.m.
End time
9 p.m.
Music revised by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Original, English-language libretto compiled from biblical passages by
Charles Jennens
Libretto translated into German by
Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock Christoph Daniel Ebeling
Hungarian text
Ádám Nádasdy
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki
English translation of Ádám Nádasdy's text by
Arthur Roger Crane


Erkel Theatre – Main stage