family and youth events

Dániel Csengery: Frau Holle

no interval
Festival Theatre
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest
  • Liszt Fest

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Dániel Csengery's work for the stage was an award-winner of Müpa Budapest's 2020 Composition Competition, in the children's opera category. The piece is based on the well-known fairy tale, and the composer, whose work for theatre and film includes music for Liza, the Fox-Fairy, drew inspiration from the character of Aliz: like the industrious girl, he is attracted to unusual and risky situations and is keen to explore the unknown. This is colourful music, inventively orchestrated, upbeat and melodic, with spicy harmonies, and is certain to enchant the heart and ears of an open-minded child, while offering a complex experience to adults who know the world of opera well. Directed by János Szemenyei, a versatile talent of musical theatre, and replete with great roles, Frau Holle features a cast of excellent artists, so there is plenty to keep new and old lovers of the genre immersed in the universe of this fresh play.

Children's opera in one act, in Hungarian.

Due to the excessive use of lights and sound effects, we do not recommend this performance to those with epilepsy and other conditions with similar sensitivity issues.

Before the performance, between 1.45pm - 2.30pm, we will be running a free, interactive and playful session in Hungarian entitled Tune-up, for which we welcome school groups with tickets to the performance, as well as school-age individual applicants. Please register via by midnight on 11 April, specifying the number of participating children and their ages. The activity is recommended for children aged 8 and over, and will take place with a minimum of six children.

Age: 8-14 year
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
  • Zsolt Jankó
  • Aliz, the diligent girl
    Dalma Süle
  • Lujza, the lazy girl
    Viktória Mester
  • Frau Holle / Widow
    Andrea Meláth
  • Father
    Ákos Kőszegi
  • Budapest Strings, Badora Dance Company
  • Music
    Dániel Csengery
  • Libretto
    Viktória Kiss
  • Dramaturgy
    Kata Tóth
  • Production design
  • Set, costumes
    Yvette Alida Kovács
  • Assistant to the director
    János Vári
  • Choreographer
    Dóra Barta
  • Director
    János Szemenyei

Parking information

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