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 Händel as interpreted by Mozart.
Mozart’s arrangement is sung in a new Hungarian translation by Ádám Nádasdy.
Oratorio in three parts, in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles
Age limit: over 14 years
Conductor: Gergely Kesselyák
Soprano: Rita Rácz
Alto: Gabriella Balga
Tenor: István Horváth
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
English translation of Ádám Nádasdy's text by: Arthur Roger Crane
Chorus director: Gábor Csiki