|Premiere: 19th January 2013
Further dates: 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27 January & 2 February 2013
Librettist: Richard Wagner
Director: János Szikora
Set Designer: Éva Szendrényi
Costume Designer: Krisztina Berzsenyi
Conductor: Axel Kober, János Kovács
Donald (Daland): Gábor Bretz, András Palerdi
Senta: Georgina Lukács, Szilvia Rálik
Georg (Erik): Attila Fekete
Mary: Annamária Kovács, Éva Balatoni
Daland’s steersman: Gergely Boncsér, István Horváth
The Dutchman: Mihály Kálmándi, Béla Perencz
|The Hungarian State Opera has 340 performances in the 2012/13 season, which is an increase of 25 per cent compared with 2011/12. Highlights beside the new production of Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) include a festival of rare Verdi operas, marking the birth bicentenaries of these composers; a staging of Hunyadi László by Ferenc Erkel, a Hungarian national composer and a contemporary of Verdi; and a semi-staged version of Bach’s St. John’s Passion for Easter. Leading up to the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss’s birth in 2014, the Budapest Opera is also planning to stage his most brilliant opera, Die Frau ohne Schatten.
Being, working as a repertoire theatre the Hungarian State Opera primarily presents Hungarian operatic and ballet culture to the country and the world. It also welcomes the greatest international stars such as Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez and Christoph Eschenbach, all of whom have performed there in recent months.
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