Inaugurating the Eiffel Art Studios Park with Jonas Kaufmann


Musical life is resuming at the Eiffel Art Studios – outdoors. The park surrounding the Art Studios will host a massive gala programme featuring the artists of the Hungarian State Opera and one of the most popular tenors of our time: Jonas Kaufmann. The German tenor was dealt a lucky hand in  life, as they say, as it is not only his winning appearance and astonishing charm that bring him success on the world’s greatest opera stages: his powerful yet sensual voice, with its unique timbre and pinpoint intonation also deserve the appellation “legendary”. Kaufmann’s name is by now synonymous with musicianship of the very highest quality.
In the first two parts of the programme, we will be presenting popular excerpts from both the international and Hungarian repertoires, followed by a look at some lighter genres. In the third part, Kaufmann will offer up a selection of his favourite arias and songs. Featuring Péter Balczó, Gabriella Balga, Éva Bátori, Gergely Boncsér, Bernadett Fodor, Péter Fried, Zsolt Haja, Mihály Kálmándy, Bori Keszei, István Kovácsházi, Boldizsár László, Andrea Meláth, András Palerdi, Szilvia Rálik, Atala Schöck, Tünde Szabóki, Andrea Szántó, Csaba Szegedi, Zita Szemere, László Szvétek and Bernadett Wiedemann, along with the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

In the event of rain, we will hold the event in the interior spaces of the Eiffel Art Studios.

Conductors: Balázs Kocsár, Ádám Medveczky, Martin Rajna, 
Jochen Rieder
Chorus director: Gábor Csiki
Director: András Almási-Tóth

First part

Leoncavallo: Pagliacci – Prologo » Michele Kálmándy
Donizetti: La fille du régiment – “Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!” (Tonio’s cavatina from Act 1) » Gergely Boncsér
Donizetti: Linda di Chamounix – “O luce di quest’ anima” (Linda’s aria from Act 1) » Zita Szemere
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia – “La calunnia è un venticello” (Basilio’s aria from Act 1) » László Szvétek
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia – “Una voce poco fa” (Rosina’s aria from Act 1) » Gabriella Balga
Kodály: Háry János – Intermezzo
Kodály: The Spinning Room – “Cuckoricoo” » Bernadett Wiedemann
Erkel: Bánk bán – “If you offer up your soul to a lady, men” (Petur’s drinking song from Act 1) » Csaba Szegedi
Erkel: Hunyadi László – László's aria from Act 1 » Boldizsár Lászó
Erkel: Hunyadi László – "The intriguer is dead" from Act 1 » Péter Balczó
Ránki: King Pomádé’s New Clothes – “Prepare, my people, for the joy awaiting you!” (Pomádé’s aria from Act 1) » Péter Fried
Kodály: Háry János – “The good horse-soldier has it really good” (Háry’s song from Act 1) » Zsolt Haja
Second part
Bizet: Carmen – Prelude to Act 3
Bizet: Carmen – Habanera » Andrea Szántó
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – “Voi lo sapete” (Santuzza’s aria) » Bernadett Fodor
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi – “O mio babbino caro” (Lauretta’s aria) » Bori Keszei
Puccini: Tosca – “Vissi d’arte” (Tosca’s aria from Act 2) » Éva Bátori
Puccini: Turandot – “In questa reggia” (Turandot and Calaf’s riddle scene from Act 2) » Szilvia Rálik
Wagner: Tannhäuser – "Dich, teure Halle" (Elisabeth’s greeting from Act 2) » Tünde Szabóki
Wagner: Lohengrin – “In fernem Land” (Lohengrin’s grail narrative from Act 3) » István Kovácsházi
Johann Strauss Jr: Die Fledermaus – overture
Johann Strauss Jr: Die Fledermaus – “Chacun à son goût!” (Prince Orlovsky’s aria from Act 2) » Andrea Meláth
Bernstein: West Side Story"Somewhere (There’s a Place for Us)" » Atala Schöck
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess – "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin" » András Palerdi
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess – "O Lawd I'm On My Way" »  András Palerdi
Third part
Puccini: Le Villi – La tregenda
Puccini: Tosca – "Recondita armonia" » Jonas Kaufmann
Bizet: Carmen – Prelude to Act Four and chorus
Bizet: Carmen – The Flower Song » Jonas Kaufmann
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – Intermezzo
Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – "Mamma, quel vino e generos"o » Jonas Kaufmann
Verdi: La forza del destino – Overture
Verdi: Nabucco – Va pensiero
Massenet: Le Cid – "O souverain, o juge, o père" » Jonas Kaufmann
Massenet: Thaïs – Meditation
Giordano: Andrea Chénier – L’improvviso » Jonas Kaufmann
Puccini: Manon Lescaut – Intermezzo
Puccini: Turandot – "Nessun dorma" » Jonas Kaufmann


Eiffel Art Studios – Zoltán Kodály Park