Claudio Monteverdi – Máté Bella


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November 28., Sunday 11:00

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage

Opera in two parts, in Italian with Hungarian and English surtitles

Monteverdi’s final work for the stage dates from 1642, meaning the dawn of the genre of opera.  It is customary to consider this music by the 75-year-old master to be the first true opera, which both back then and ever since has been praised for its originality, its melodiousness as well as for its multi-layered depiction of the human features of the characters. From all of this, it appears that Poppea’s relevance has not changed one whit over the course of the centuries. The piece will be staged by András Almási-Tóth at the Eiffel Art Studios in an unusual format: the Opera has commissioned Máté Bella to create a rescored new version spiced with contemporary musical elements.


Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Nov. 28, 2021
Start time
11 a.m.
End time
1:50 p.m.
Claudio Monteverdi Máté Bella
Libretto written by
Giovanni Francesco Busenello
Dramaturg of the adaptation
Eszter Orbán
András Almási-Tóth
Set designer
Lili Izsák
Costume designer
Krisztina Lisztopád
Movement director
Eszter Lázár
Hungarian surtitles based on the translation of Anna Mária Kovács by
András Almási-Tóth
English surtitles
Arthur Roger Crane
Assistants to the director
Katalin Lázár Albert Mányik
Musical assistants
Erika Dallos Katalin Doman Jean Klára Anikó Katona


Premiere: Oct. 10, 2020

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage