Georg Friedrich Händel – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Messiah (Der Messias)

Classical music

Videó bezárása

For the first time on the programme of the Opera

Proclaiming (notably with the popular “Hallelujah” chorus) the coming and resurrection of the Saviour, Messiah remains to this day one of the most popular of Handel’s works. A little under half a century after its 1742 world premiere in Dublin, it was performed for the first time in the revised and rescored German-language version Der Messias created by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The “German Messiah” thus is the fruit of an extraordinary “collaboration” between two geniuses: the scintillating brilliance of Handel as interpreted by Mozart.
On the occasion of the Christian Season, the Opera is including the oratorio in its programme for the first time in a staged format. With Ferenc Anger directing, Mozart’s arrangement will be sung in a new Hungarian translation by Ádám Nádasdy.

Premiere: Dec. 21, 2019
Oratorio in three parts, in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles
Age limit: over 14 years

Director: Anger Ferenc

General cast:
Conductor: Gergely Kesselyák

Soprano: Rita Rácz
Alto: Atala Schöck
Tenor: Tamás Tarjányi
Bass: Marcell Bakonyi / Krisztián Cser

Music revised: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Original, English-language libretto compiled from biblical passages: Charles Jennens
Libretto translated into German: Christoph Daniel Ebeling / Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
Hungarian text: Ádám Nádasdy
Director: Ferenc Anger
Set designer: Gergely Zöldy Z
Costume designer: Mónika Szelei
Choreographer: Marianna Venekei
Chorus director: Gábor Csiki

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