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Les HuguenotsNew production

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Erkel Színház (Erkel Theatre)II. János Pál pápa tér 30., Budapest, Central Hungary, H-1087, Hungary
2017 October 28, 29, 31, November 05, 09, 10 at 18:00
Hungarian State Opera
Oliver von DohnányiConductor
János SzikoraDirector
Orsolya Hajnalka RőserSopranoMarguerite de Valois
Klára KolonitsSopranoMarguerite de Valois
Melinda HeiterMezzo-sopranoUrbain
Gabriella BalgaMezzo-sopranoUrbain
Boldizsár LászlóTenorRaoul de Nangis
Gergely BoncsérTenorRaoul de Nangis
Kinga KrisztaSopranoValentine
Gabriella Létay KissSopranoValentine
Tamás BusaBaritoneLe Comte de Saint-Bris
Antal CsehBassLe Comte de Saint-Bris
Csaba SándorBass-baritoneLe Comte de Nevers
Zsolt HajaBaritoneLe Comte de Nevers
József MukkTenorCossé
Tivadar KissTenorCossé
Gábor GézaBassMarcel
Gábor BretzBassMarcel
László Beöthy-KissBassBois-Rosé
Ferenc KristoforiTenorBois-Rosé

How else would the Opera celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation than by staging Les Huguenots, the wonderful grande opera by Giacomo Meyerbeer?
The story is based on one of the most horrible events in the French Wars of Religion: the Saint Bartholomew's Day massacre, when thousands of French Calvinist Protestants (Huguenauts) gathered in Paris were butchered with the assent of the king.
The piece is one of the most brilliant examples of French grande opera, conquering the entire globe soon after its world premiere in Paris. It has remained one of the most popular and frequently played operatic works ever since.

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