Péter Esterházy – Gergely Vajda: Fuharosok (Transporters) / George Benjamin: Into the Little Hill – premiere
Performance by the UMZE Ensemble and Forte Company

Péter Esterházy – Gergely Vajda: Fuharosok (Transporters) / George Benjamin: Into the Little Hill – premiere
Performance by the UMZE Ensemble and Forte Company

Müpa Budapest — Festival Theatre

21 October, 2021 | 7.00 pm

Ticket prices
  • 3500 Ft
  • 4500 Ft
  • 5500 Ft
Featuring: Esther-Elisabeth Rispens [2], Katalin Károlyi [2], Anna Molnár [1] – voice, UMZE Ensemble, Forte Company
The members of the company: Nóra Földeáki, Barnabás Horkay, Márton Pallag, Kristóf Widder
Conductor: Gergely Vajda
Set: Zoltán Kalászi, Kristóf Kiss-Benedek
Costumes: Mari Benedek
Assistant to the director: Gréta Garádi
Choreographer, director: Csaba Horváth

“My work is an opera in the way Esterházy’s is a novel,” said Gergely Vajda about the piece he composed for a mezzo-soprano and a chamber ensemble, and based on Péter Esterházy’s short story, Fuharosok. Premiered at a concert in March 2020, this mono-concert-opera did indeed lay claim to a peculiar position among the genres, with its dramatic-theatrical character unfolding in the manner of ballads. This balladic mode of storytelling is what constitutes a natural link between the one-act pieces of the world-famous British composer George Benjamin and Vajda. Benjamin’s work is based on the tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, and it also relates the story in the manner of a ballad. The well-known parable, which dates back to the 13th century and can be interpreted as a metaphor for the death of children, is rendered by a soprano and a mezzo-soprano, who play several characters. In Vajda’s opera, Esterházy’s story of the rape of a young girl is told by a single singer, although in three roles.

The performance is not recommended for audiences under the age of 18.

Teaser

Müpa Budapest
1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca 1.

Programme booklet

Müpa Budapest — Festival Theatre

21 October, 2021 | 7.00 pm

Ticket prices
  • 3500 Ft
  • 4500 Ft
  • 5500 Ft
Teaser

Müpa Budapest
1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca 1.

Programme booklet

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