Gala programme

Hosted by Szilveszer Ókovács 

Conducted by principal music director Balázs Kocsár

Directed by artistic director András Almási-Tóth and ballet director Tamás Solymosi
Assistant director: Andrea Kováts
Acting choir masters: Gábor Csiki and Nikolett Hajzer

2 March 2019, 7:00 p.m. | Erkel Theatre 

Programme highlights include:
 

András Nádasdy / Puccini / Péter Andorka: Puccini-Waltz – Opening dance

Leoncavallo: Pagliacci – Prologue > Csaba Szegedi

Puccini: Le Villi – Anna’s aria from Act 1 (“Se come voi piccina io fossi”) > Sonya Yoncheva

Rossini: La Fede > Hungarian State Opera Children’s Chorus

Rossini: La Caritá > Hungarian State Opera Children’s Chorus, Berta Ittzés (solo)

Kornélia Mráz / Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers > students of the Hungarian National Ballet Academy

Ponchielli: Gioconda – Enzo’s aria from Act 2 (“Cielo e mar”) > Gergely Boncsér

Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – Intermezzo

Puccini: La bohème – Mimì’s aria from Act 1 (“Sì, mi chiamano Mimì”) > Sonya Yoncheva

Giordano: Andrea Chénier – Gérard’s aria from Act 3 (“Nemico della patria”) > Mihály Kálmándy

Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana – Opening Chorus

Puccini: La bohème – Mimì and Rodolfo’s duet from Act 1 (“O soave fanciulla”) > Sonya Yoncheva, Gergely Boncsér

 

– interval –

 

Puccini: La bohème – Mimì’s aria from Act 3 (“Donde lieta uscì”) > Sonya Yoncheva

Alfano: Risurrezione – Simonson’s aria from Act 4 (“Quando la vidi, una voce mi disse”) > Csaba Szegedi

Karina Sarkissova / Respighi: La pentola magica, P. 129 > Sofia Ivanova-Skoblikova, Iurii Kekalo, Tatiana Melnik, Gergely Leblanc, Lili Felméry, Dmitry Timofeev, Ievgen Lagunov

Puccini: Manon Lescaut – Manon’s aria from Act 2 (“In quelle trine morbide”) > Sonya Yoncheva

Giordano: Andrea Chénier – Chorus from Act 1 (“O pastorelle, addio!”)

Leoncavallo: La bohème – Schaunard’s aria from Act 2 (“Oh, questo Re sempre falso! ... Alza l’occhio celeste”) > Csaba Szegedi

Leoncavallo: Pagliacci – Bell Chorus

Mascagni: L'amico Fritz – Intermezzo

Puccini: Madama Butterfly – Cio-Cio-San’s aria from Act 2 (“Un bel dì vedremo”) > Sonya Yoncheva

Wolf-Ferrari: I quatro rusteghi – Lunardo’s aria from Act 1 (“Quando un omo xe serio”) > András Palerdi

Cilea: L'Arlesiana – Lamento di Federico (“È la solita storia del pastore”) > Gergely Boncsér

Verdi: Falstaff – Closing fugue (“Tutto nel mondo è burla”) > Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser, Bernadett Wiedemann, Tivadar Kiss, Csaba Szegedi, Rita Rácz, Gabriella Balga, Tibor Szappanos, Máté Fülep, Gergely Boncsér, Géza Gábor

Featuring the Hungarian National Ballet Academy, the Hungarian National Ballet, the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Children’s Chorus

The sound recording of this concert or possession of any device for such sound recording is prohibited. The Opera reserves the right to make changes in the programme and the cast.