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Les Enfants terribles

Eiffel Art Studios: Bánffy StageÉszaki Műhely Kőbánya, Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary
Dates/times in Budapest time zone
Saturday 05 November 202219:00
Sunday 13 November 202211:00
Saturday 19 November 202219:00
Saturday 26 November 202219:00
Performers
Hungarian State Opera
Péter DobszayConductor
Dóra BartaDirector
Ildikó TihanyiSet Designer
Andrea KovácsCostume Designer
Zoltán KatonkaLighting Designer
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Hungarian State Opera Chorus
Lőrinc KósaBassPaul
Laura TopolánszkySopranoElisabeth
Botond ÓdorTenorGérard
Zsófia KálnayMezzo-sopranoDargelos/Agathe

Rare is the work for the opera stage in which singers and dancers share equal importance in jointly moving the story along with their expressive power. This is something that is evident in the balett-opera Les Enfants Terribles, which world-renowned Philip Glass composed as the final part of his Jean Cocteau trilogy. In the story of Paul and Lise, the two children are both prisoners and victims of an imaginary world of their own invention, having created through play an entire world which they are no longer able to distinguish from reality. One way to interpret the piece is as Cocteau’s faith in the transcendent power of the imagination and creativity, in which the singers and dancers alternate in relating the events taking place in the story.

Subscriptions on sale until 30 June 2022; tickets on sale from 4 July 2022

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