Monthly Archives: September 2013

Bizet’s Carmen on tour in Ireland

Bizet’s Carmen The initial success of Bizet’s Carmen depended more on people’s curiosity to see a piece that had been described as “immoral”, than on a public appreciation for the music and libretto. The first opera to have a working … Continue reading

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“Die Fledermaus” at English National Opera in London

Die Fledermaus September 30, 2013 – November 6, 2013 ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA Running time: 2hrs 35mins Johann Strauss’s classic operetta, Die Fledermaus is a comic story of revenge, seduction and mistaken identity, centred on a high-society party thrown by Prince … Continue reading

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“Madam Butterfly” at English National Opera in London

Anthony Minghella’s Olivier Award–winning production returns to English National Opera in London… Madam Butterfly Oct. 14, 2013 – Dec. 1, 20 13   Running time: 2hrs 50mins Puccini’s tragic love story tells of Butterfly, a young Japanese girl who falls in … Continue reading

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Fidelio at English National Opera in London

Fidelio 25 Sep 13 – 17 Oct 13 Running time: 2hrs 40mins In Fidelio, Political prisoner Florestan is unjustly held captive by Don Pizarro, the corrupt governor of a state prison. Florestan’s wife, Leonore, searches for him by assuming the … Continue reading

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“Der Rosenkavalier” will open soon at the Hungarian State Opera

Der Rosenkavalier Strauss, Richard Hungarian State Opera, Budapest Opera House | 18:00-22:30 ComposerRichard Strauss Librettist Hungarian subtitles Director: Adrejs Zagars  Dramaturg: JOchen Breoholz  Set Designer: Julia Muer  Costume Designer: Kristine Pasternaka  Light designer: Kevin Wyn-Jones  Leader of Children’s Choir: Gyogyver … Continue reading

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VERDI’S 200TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: “La Traviata” opens at the Budapest opera House

LA TRAVIATA Opera in three Acts Hungarian State Opera, Opera House | 19:00-21:45 Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave Hungarian subtitles: Agnes Romhanvi  Director: Andreas Bekes  Set Designer: Miklós Fehér Costume Designer: Judit Schäffer Choreographer: Jeno Locsei  Choir Master: … Continue reading

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VERDI’S 200th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Falstaff in Hungary

Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi Magyar Allami Operahaz; Opera House, Budapest, Hungary | 19:00-22:00 Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Director: Arnaud Bernard  Set Designer: Arnaud Bernard  Costume Designer: Arnaud Bernard  Hungarian subtitles: Agnes Romhanvi  Conductor: Peter Halasz  Sir John Falstaff: Kiril Manolov  FordN.N. Fenton: … Continue reading

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