Gustav Mahler


symphonic orchestra concert

October 1., Saturday 19:30

Hungarian State Opera

Concert performance in Latin and German with Hungarian, English, and original-language subtitles

Thanks to the spectacular development of our Orchestra and Chorus, since 2020 we have been able to perform Mahler’s enormous creation at the beginning of each season as a sort of preparation. Each year, it is directed by a different conductor. The work was last performed in Hungary 13 years before our grand undertaking: Hungary was first able to perform it in 1983 (!) and it has been played on two occasions since by the ad hoc companies of various artistic institutions. There is hardly a more appropriate piece for launching our Opera Total orchestra series than this powerful symphony, which will involve almost every single one of our musicians, who in themselves could make up a number of orchestras.

soprano 1, Magna Peccatrix: Eszter Sümegi
soprano 2, Una pœnitentium: Gabriella Létay Kiss
Mater Gloriosa: Zita Szemere
alto 1, Mulier Samaritana: Andrea Szántó
alto 2, Maria Aegyptiaca: Andrea Meláth
tenor, Dr Marianus: István Horváth
baritone, Pater ecstaticus: Zsolt Haja
bass, Pater profundus: András Palerdi


Hungarian State Opera
Oct. 1, 2022
Start time
7:30 p.m.
End time
8:50 p.m.
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki
Head of the Children’s Chorus
Nikolett Hajzer
Hungarian subtitles
Mihály Babits László Márton
English subtitles
Keith Anderson


Premiere: Sept. 6, 2020

Hungarian State Opera