- 27 Jul 2017 4:30 AM
The 'Szabad Tér Theatre' tradition that aims at bringing singers from abroad to Margaret Island Open-air Stage providing them with the opportunity to give their debut to the Hungarian audience.
The production stars young Azerbaijani soprano Dinara Alieva as Leonora and famous Italian tenor Riccardo Massi as Manrico. World-renowned mezzo-soprano Ildikó Komlósi will perform Azucena, while Mihály Kálmándy, the internationally renowned baritone, will sing Count Luna for the first time in this staging.
Verdi's most dramatic masterpiece – best-known for its musical theme within the ‘gypsy choir’ – takes us on an exhilarating journey of passion, vengeance and murder.
Leonora: Dinara Alieva (AZE)
Manrico: Riccardo Massi (IT)
Count Luna: Mihály Kálmándy
Azucena: Ildikó Komlósi
Ferrando: Krisztián Cser
Inez: Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz
Ruiz: Gergely Újvári
Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet of Hungarian State Opera House
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
Hungarian subtitles: Ágnes Romhányi
Open Air Opera Peremiere - opera in Italian with Hungarian subtitles
Date and time: 28 and 30 July 2017 (Friday and Sunday), 8 pm
Venue: Margaret Island Open-Air Stage
Source: Budapest Summer Festival