Opera Exam Festival
- Heinrich Marschner:
- The vampire
- Opera in one act, sung in German with Hungarian subtitles
Malwina 1: Lilla Horti / Zsófia Nagy (soprano) Malwina 2: Vivien Havár / Tímea Molnár (soprano) Janthe: Judit Farkas / Vivien Havár (soprano) Emmy: Diana Kiss / Luca Bojtos (soprano) Aubry: Karina Szigeti / Zuzana Kohutova (soprano, originally tenor) Ruthven: Attila Erdős (baritone) Davenant: Bence Pataki (baritone) Master: Földesi Milán (dance) Choreographer: Dóra Barta Scene: The Hungarian University of Fine Arts Set and costume: Anna Mikes, Letícia Kuti, Letícia Bartos, Mathilde Daguzan, Scenography students of The Hungarian University of Fine Arts, professor: Edit Zeke Hair/Makeup design: László Pásztor Musical arrangement: Ákos Lustyik Director: András Almási-Tóth Head of department: Andrea Meláth Budapest Strings with wind instruments (concertmaster: János Pilz, aristic director: Károly Botvay) Conductor: Errico Fresis
Marschner’s Der Vampyr romantic opera forms the basis of the winter Opera Exam. In addition to the vampire story that became world famous due to the Polidori novella, less well-known sombre tales of German Romantic opera – by Humperdinck and other 19th century composers – are also brought back to life. This performance in German by the Opera Department draws on stories of dreams, foreboding and dark Romantic literature, while thanks to its dramaturgical tools we still receive a linear, film-like series of events from these most disparate sources. Grotesque, distorted and yet highly dramatic music, demonic voices and folk interferences are all defining elements of this performance brought to stage under the title Sinister Romantic.
Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre
Tickets: HUF 1 200