classical music, opera, theatre

György Kurtág: Fin de partie (Endgame) - Hungarian premiere

Concert performance

no interval
Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest
  • Liszt Fest

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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, then in Valencia and Paris, the cast was the same. "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, 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 surtitles.

This performance of the Liszt Fest is presented by Müpa Budapest as a joint event with Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Kölner Philharmonie.

The performance will be preceded from 5.30 pm by an introductory presentation in Hungarian by musicologist Gergely Fazekas entitled Prologue in the Auditorium, where concert ticket holders will be invited to get to know the performing musicians and the works to be performed more closely. Admission to the programme is subject to prior registration on our website.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest
  • Markus Stenz
  • Hamm
    Frode Olsen
  • Clov
    Zsolt Haja
  • Nell
    Hilary Summers
  • Nagg
    Leonardo Cortellazzi
  • Danubia Orchestra
  • music assistant
    Szabolcs Sándor

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