Mozart: L’oca del Cairo, ossia Lo sposo deluso (The Goose of Cairo or The Deluded Bridegroom)


Budapest Eiffel House

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22 March, 2020 11:00 - 13:00


Pasticcio in two acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

World premiere


After the success of Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Mozart set himself to composing two new operas, but gave up on both of them. In terms of style. We can regard the two fragmentary comedies L’oca del Cairo and Lo sposo deluso as precursors to Figaro and Così, and at times even the world of Don Giovanni is discernable. The completed parts were never staged in Mozart’s lifetime, but since his death, however, several successful pasticcios, meaning performances sewn together from excerpts from multiple musical works, have been made.
An idea cherished by General Director Szilveszter Ókovács for 25 years: to present Mozart’s thus-far unknown opera, under the baton of Pál Németh and in a production directed by Attila Toronykőy.


Conductor: Pál Németh
Don Pippo: István Kovács
Biondello: Péter Balczó
Calandrino: János Szerekován
Celidora: Anikó Bakonyi
Lavinia: Zita Váradi
Auretta: Bori Keszei
Chichibio: Máté Fülep
Lionetto: N.N.
Librettist: Giovanni Battista Varesco
Libretto supplemented by: Attila Toronykőy, Lorenzo da Ponte
Music edited by: Pál Németh
Concept by: Szilveszter Ókovács
Director: Attila Toronykőy
Set and costume designer: Katalin Juhász
Dramaturg: Judit Kenesey

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