Hungarian National Dance Ensemble: The Faithless Wife
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A detective story: the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble's large-scale première of The Faithless Wife casts light on the hidden aspects of the original ballad. This full-evening "crime story" of a dance drama takes as its starting point Barcsai's Lover, one of the most estimable of Hungary's balladic treasures. After cuckolding her husband, a wife awaits a terrible punishment. But how did things actually get to this point? Zoltán Zsuráfszky and Zsuzsa Zs. Vincze's production ponders the causes, while also bringing to the stage such eternal themes as fidelity, love and revenge.
The performance includes two choral works by Zoltán Kodály.
The première was presented by Müpa Budapest as a joint event with the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble as part of the Bartók Spring.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
The wifeMária Péter-Oltárczy
The husbandBarnabás Szeverényi Jr.
Barcsai, the loverDávid Barka
Village folkDancers of the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble (artistic director: Zoltán Zsuráfszky)
Soldiers, shepherds, judgesHonvéd Male Choir (choirmaster: Richárd Riederauer)
Folk music curatorIstván Gázsa Papp, Sándor D. Tóth
Set designKázmér Tóth
LightingDániel Kósa, István Niederkirchner
AnimationSzilvia Fabók, Boáz Konta
Libretto, dramaturg, costumes, associate directorZsuzsa Zs. Vince
Choreographer, directorZoltán Zsuráfszky
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