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Pelléas et Mélisande

Eiffel Art Studios: Bánffy StageÉszaki Műhely Kőbánya, Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary
Dates/times in Budapest time zone
Friday 09 September 202220:00
Sunday 11 September 202219:00
Saturday 17 September 202211:00
Sunday 18 September 202219:00
Saturday 24 September 202211:00
Performers
Hungarian State Opera
Kirsten DehlholmDirector
Maja ZiskaSet Designer
Marta TwarowskaCostume Designer
Jesper KongshaugLighting Designer
Hungarian State Opera Chorus
Polina PasztircsákSopranoMélisande
Szabolcs BricknerTenorPelléas
István KovácsBassGolaud
Péter FriedBassArkel
Andrea MeláthMezzo-sopranoGeneviève
Tamás PekárdyBaritoneShepherd
András KissBaritoneA Doctor

The plot might remind some viewers of Tristan und Isolde, as it also involves an older man standing in the way of two young lovers whose passion for each other costs them their lives. This piece nearly devoid of actual stage action unfolds in the borderlands between dreams and reality, which is exactly what piqued Debussy’s interest! An exciting pairing with this remarkable and somewhat surreal world will be the Danish ensemble Hotel Pro Forma founded by Kirsten Dehlholm, and their unique stylistic language. What they do is create productions that span branches of the arts and genres, merging the visual arts with text, theatre, installations and architecture, not to mention the many other forms they develop through their constant dialogue with each other.

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

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