Liszt: The Legend of St Elizabeth

St Elizabeth of Hungary

Liszt: The Legend of St Elizabeth

Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

9 October, 2024 | 7.00 pm

Ticket prices

4900–18900 HUF Tickets for this performance is being sold based on a dynamic pricing system.

Featuring: Gabriela Scherer, Johannes Kammler, Bogdan Talos, Dorottya Láng, Zoltán Nagy – voice, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Hungarian National Choir (choirmaster: Csaba Somos), Children’s Choir of the Zoltán Kodály Hungarian Choir School (choirmaster: Ferenc Sapszon, Borbála Sapszon)
Conductor: György Vashegyi

From the autumn of 1861, Liszt spent more and more time in Rome, where his interest turned towards church music. In 1862 he completed his first oratorio, The Legend of St Elizabeth. Liszt had long been intrigued by the life of the Hungarian princess, and he even visited her former home, the castle of Wartburg, in the company of the Grand Duke of Weimar. ‘My relationship to St Elizabeth is particularly tender. Like she, I was born in Hungary, and I spent twelve years that were key to my life and career in Thuringia, very close to the castle of Wartburg, where she lived, and to Marburg, where she died.’
The title role in the oratorio will be sung by Gabriela Scherer. The distinguished Swiss dramatic soprano made her debut in the 2023/2024 season at the Hamburg Opera as Senta in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, with Ádám Fischer conducting, and this summer she will also take the stage in Bayreuth in the role of Gutrune (Götterdämmerung). The Hungarian National Philharmonic will be conducted by their music director, György Vashegyi.

This concert of the Liszt Fest is presented by Müpa Budapest as a joint event with the Hungarian National Philharmonic.

Müpa Budapest
1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca 1.

Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

9 October, 2024 | 7.00 pm

Ticket prices

4900–18900 HUF Tickets for this performance is being sold based on a dynamic pricing system.

Müpa Budapest
1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca 1.

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