Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
10th April, 2020 7.00 pm
2900 Ft | 3500 Ft | 4500 Ft | 5900 Ft | 7900 Ft
Hamm: Frode Olsen
Clov: Leigh Melrose
Nell: Hilary Summers
Nagg: Leonardo Cortellazzi
Featuring: Danubia Orchestra Óbuda
Assistant conductor: Arnaud Arbet
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Set, costumes: Christof Hetzer
Lighting: Urs Schönebaum
Director: Pierre Audi
According to a critic, Kurtág’s Fin de partie is a loving farewell to 20th-century modernism. Based on Samuel Beckett’s drama, György Kurtág’s opera was premiered in Milan in November 2018. The Teatro alla Scala’s production was directed by Pierre Audi, and when it was later put on stage in Amsterdam, the cast was the same – as it will be in Budapest. “The amputees of Beckett’s bleak world now lose their brutal traits,” wrote a Dutch critic. “Kurtág lovingly envelopes them in the world of his music. His Endgame is human, almost affectionate.”
Endgame received one of the genre’s most prestigious acknowledgements, the prize for the best world premiere of the year 2019 at the International Opera Awards. The Budapest performance features Danubia Orchestra Óbuda, which actively contributed to preparatory work towards the world premiere, receiving instructions directly from the composer.
Opera in one act without interval, in French with Hungarian surtitle.
This performance of the Budapest Spring Festival is presented by Müpa Budapest.
1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca 1.