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Purcell: The Fairy Queen

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May 12., Wednesday 20:00

Erkel Theatre – Bernáth Buffet

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Opera Highlights

Every Wednesday at 8 p.m., we broadcast highlights of the operas that had to be cancelled. Starting with Edgar by Puccini, viewers can see the most important excerpts featuring soloists of the Hungarian State Opera accompanied by piano. To enhance the experience, the costumes and parts of the sets created for the productions will also feature in these broadcasts.

Productions on stream:

23 September 2020 Puccini: EDGAR 
30 September 2020Puccini: MANON LESCALUT
7 October 2020 Bizet: CARMEN
14 October 2020 Verdi: UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
21 October 2020 Kodály: SPINNING ROOM 
28 October 2020 Testoni:  FANTASIO / FORTUNIO
4 November 2020 Offenbach: DIE RHEINNIXEN
11 November 2020 Mozart: THE IMPRESARIO / Menotti: THE TELEPHONE
18 November 2020 Gyöngyösi: THE MASTER AND MARGARITA
25 November 2020. R. Strauss: DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN
2 December 2020 Mozart: L'OCA DELH CAIRO,OSSIA LO SPOSO DELUSO
9 December 2020 Saint-Saëns: SAMSON AND DELILAH
16 December 2020 Beethoven: FIDELIO
23 December 2020 Mozart: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
30 December 2020 J. Strauss: THE BAT

6 January 2021 Verdi: LA TRAVIATA
13 January 2021 Kenessey: THE WOMAN AND THE GOLD / Örkény – Tóth: THE TÓT FAMILY
20 January 2021 J. Strauss: THE GYPSY BARON 
27 January 2021 Orff: CARMINA BURANA
3 February 2021 Goldmark: DIE KÖNIGIN VON SABA
10 February 2021 THE HUNGARIAN OPERA DAY
17 February 2021 Massenet: WERTHER  
24 February 2021 Puccini: MADAMA BUTTERFLY 
3 March 2021 Lendvay: THE RESPECTFUL PROSTITUTE / Saint-Saëns: THE YELLOW PRINCESSE
15 March 2021 Erkel: BÁNK BÁN
5 May 2021 Mascagni: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / Leoncavallo: PAGLIACCI
12 May 2021 Purcell: THE FAIRY QUEEN
19 May 2021 Debussy: PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE
23 May 2021 Wagner: PARSIFAL
24 May 2021 Bach – Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: ST MATTHEW PASSION
26 May 2021 Giordano: ANDREA CHÉNIER 
2 June 2021 Verdi: FALSTAFF
9 June 2021 Offenbach: LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN 
16 June 2021 Donizetti: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT
23 June 2021 Meyerbeer: LES HUGUENOTS

PURCELL: THE FAIRY QUEEN
Purcell's The Fairy Queen was originally a “semi-opera”, that is, a series of musical passages created for a production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream which did not relate an independent story, but only took on true meaning in conjunction with the prose work. András Almási-Tóth conceives the work as an opera and incorporates the music into a new story. This version of A Midsummer Night's Dream takes place in an urban woodland, with lonely characters, crime, murder and love. The figure of the Fairy Queen here is a kind of femme fatale: a woman in search of herself and her own happiness and finding neither as she flees from one relationship to the next.

CAST
The Fairy Queen: Rita Rácz
The Lover: Attila Dobák
Two Girls: Eszter Zemlényi, Eszter Balogh
The Stranger: Ninh Duc Hoang Long
The Chinese Man: Tibor SZappanos
The Poet: Péter Fried

Featuring on piano: Erika Dallos

Highlights staged by Erika Tóth

Details

Location
Erkel Theatre – Bernáth Buffet
Date
May 12, 2021
Start time
8 p.m.
End time
9 p.m.

Events

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Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Erkel Theatre – Bernáth Buffet
Erkel Theatre – Bernáth Buffet
Erkel Theatre – Bernáth Buffet
Erkel Theatre – Bernáth Buffet
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Erkel Theatre – Bernáth Buffet
Erkel Theatre – Bernáth Buffet
Erkel Theatre – Bernáth Buffet
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Eiffle Art Studios — Hevesi Sándor Stage
Erkel Theatre – Bernáth Buffet