For many years now, the Hungarian State Opera has contributed to the success of one of the noblest social events in Hungary, one whose 200-year history had thus far remained unbroken: the Anna Ball held in Balatonfüred each summer. And while the current situation means that the ball has been cancelled for this year, this does not mean that the audience at the picture-perfect lakeside resort town will have to miss out on every single programme. Why? Because the Opera will once again be appearing there on Gyógy Square, which is gradually becoming synonymous with the high-quality promotion of the genre of opera in Hungary – the venue has become our Salzburg! The Opera Gala will feature the Hungarian State Opera’s outstanding singers and orchestras arias from the works being staged in the French Muse Season, which starts in the autumn.
Verdi: Nabucco – Ouverture
Verdi: Macbeth – Lady Macbeth’s aria from Act I („Perché mi s’fuggi… La luce langue…” ) » Szilvia Rálik
Verdi: Don Carlos – Philippe’s aria from Act III („Ella giammai m’ amo…” ) » Krisztián Cser
Donizetti: La fille du régiment – Tonio’s aria from Act II » Gergely Boncsér
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas – Dido’s farewell („When I’m laid…”) » Andrea Szántó
Beethoven: Stephen king – Ouverture
Erkel: Bánk bán (Viceroy Bánk) – King Endre’s aria from Act III ("Száz hős csatán harcoltam én") » Krisztián Cser
Ránki: King Pomade's New Clothes – Pomade’s aria from Act I („Örvendj, népem, nagy öröm vár reád…”) » Krisztián Cser
Saint-Saëns: Samson and Delilah – Delilh’s aria from Act II » Andrea Szántó
Kálmán: Die Csárdásfürstin – Szilvia’s aria from Act II („Hej-hó, hahó-hej…") » Szilvia Rálik
Adolphe Adam: Le postillon de Lonjumeau – Chapelou’s song from Act I („Mes amis, écoutez l'histoire”) » Gergely Boncsér
Strauss: Die Fledermaus – Brüderlein
Conductor: Balázs Kocsár
Featuring the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra.