First Hungarian-Language Opera to Premiere in Budapest

  • 27 Nov 2023 7:26 AM
  • Hungary Matters
First Hungarian-Language Opera to Premiere in Budapest
Celebrated Hungarian composer Péter Eötvös’s first Hungarian-language opera, Valuska, will premiere at the Eiffel Art Studios on December 2 in Budapest, the Hungarian Opera House said in a statement.

Eötvös’s 13th opera, composed at the request of the Hungarian Opera House, which Eiffel Studios is a part of, is based on László Krasznahorkai’s book The Melancholy of Resistance.

The book was also the inspiration of Béla Tarr’s film Werckmeister Harmonies.

Zsolt Haja, Adrienn Miksch, Tünde Szabóki and András Hábetler will sing in the main roles.

The performance will be directed by Bence Varga and conducted by Kálmán Szennai, the Opera’s statement said.

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