Budapest Spring Festival — #thisismyplace
Staatskapelle Weimar 
Photographer: Felix Broede
Liszt: Sardanapalo
Performance by the Staatskapelle Weimar
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
16th April, 2020 7.30 pm

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Sardanapalo, King of Assyria: Airam Hernández

Mirra, an Ionian slavegirl: Joyce El-Khoury

Beleso, a priest: Oleksandr Pushniak

Featuring: Female Choir of the Hungarian National Choir (choirmaster: Csaba Somos)

Conductor: Giampaolo Bisanti

130 years after the death of a composer, rarely are such works discovered that substantially alter our view of the oeuvre. Ferenc Liszt was a unique composer in this regard as well: the surviving first act of the opera he based on Byron’s tragedy was first performed in Weimar in 2018.
The manuscript of the composition was found at Weimar’s Goethe and Schiller Archive, and David Trippett, a musicologist at the University of Cambridge, thinks the music of Sardanapalo is breath-taking. It reflects the influence of Bellini, Meyerbeer and Wagner, and it combines an Italian lyricism with Liszt’s unmistakably original harmonic vocabulary. Trippett reconstructed the piece from the manuscript, and also wrote an orchestration for it, and this is the version that will be performed in Budapest.
Kirill Karabits, the conductor of the Weimar premiere believes the music is magnificent and enchanting, and the piece has opened a new chapter in the history of 19th century.

This performance of the Budapest Spring Festival is presented by Müpa Budapest.

Müpa Budapest
1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca 1.

Liszt: Sardanapalo
Performance by the Staatskapelle Weimar

Staatskapelle Weimar 
Photographer: Felix Broede

Sardanapalo, King of Assyria: Airam Hernández
Mirra, an Ionian slavegirl: Joyce El-Khoury
Beleso, a priest: Oleksandr Pushniak
Featuring: Female Choir of the Hungarian National Choir (choirmaster: Csaba Somos)
Conductor: Giampaolo Bisanti

130 years after the death of a composer, rarely are such works discovered that substantially alter our view of the oeuvre. Ferenc Liszt was a unique composer in this regard as well: the surviving first act of the opera he based on Byron’s tragedy was first performed in Weimar in 2018.
The manuscript of the composition was found at Weimar’s Goethe and Schiller Archive, and David Trippett, a musicologist at the University of Cambridge, thinks the music of Sardanapalo is breath-taking. It reflects the influence of Bellini, Meyerbeer and Wagner, and it combines an Italian lyricism with Liszt’s unmistakably original harmonic vocabulary. Trippett reconstructed the piece from the manuscript, and also wrote an orchestration for it, and this is the version that will be performed in Budapest.
Kirill Karabits, the conductor of the Weimar premiere believes the music is magnificent and enchanting, and the piece has opened a new chapter in the history of 19th century.

This performance of the Budapest Spring Festival is presented by Müpa Budapest.

Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
16th April, 2020 7.30 pm

#opera

event

Ticket prices

3500 Ft | 5500 Ft | 6900 Ft | 8900 Ft | 11900 Ft

Müpa Budapest
1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca 1.

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