Puccini: Edgar


Budapest Eiffel House

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06 June, 2019 20:00 - 21:50


Opera in three acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles


Puccini’s second opera, Edgar, composed early in his career after the success of Le Villi, is also his most rarely performed one. Known primarily for its requiem, the work is rich in dramatic effects and attests to a high level of musical maturity. Set in 14th-century Flanders, its characters are allegorical figures with revealing names, whose relationships transform the story into a moral parable. This work, which has only been presented in Hungary once, in a semi-staged concert version a decade ago, is now returning to the Opera, this time in a fully staged co-production with Hungary’s arts academies, as part of the LateNight series.


Conductor: Kálmán Szennai
Edgar: István Horváth
Gualtiero: István Kovács
Frank: Zsolt Haja
Fidelia: Beatrix Fodor
Tigrana: Gabriella Balga
Librettist: Fontana Ferdinando
Director: Ádám Tulassay
Set designer: Balázs Cziegler
Costume designer: Mónika Szelei
Chorus director: Gábor Csiki

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