classical music, opera, theatre

Staatskapelle Weimar

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest
  • Budapest Spring Festival
The performance has been cancelled.

Dear guest,

With consideration for the health of both our visitors and staff, Müpa Budapest will remain closed for the rest of the 2019/20 season. This means that all planned performances have been cancelled up to and including 7 July. Any tickets purchased for events organized by Müpa Budapest will be refunded by Müpa Budapest. Click here for more information about the refunds.

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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.
In the first half of the concert, overtures written by Italian composers during the decades preceding Sardanapalo, including both popular and seldom played pieces, will be performed.

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

Presented by: Müpa Budapest

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

Budapest Spring Festival

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