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János Vitéz (John the Valiant)

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Erkel Színház (Erkel Theatre)II. János Pál pápa tér 30., Budapest, Central Hungary, H-1087, Hungary
March 09, 10, 16, 17, 30, 31 at 11:00
Kacsóh, Pongrác (1873-1923)János Vitéz (John the Valiant)
Hungarian State Opera
Márton RáczConductor
Sándor PalcsóDirector
Attila CsikósSet Designer
Judit BedaCostume Designer
Gergely UjváriTenorJános the Hussar
Eszter ZavarosSopranoIluska
Marcell BakonyiBaritoneBagó
Péter HaumannActorThe French King
Rita RáczSopranoThe French Princess
Éva BalatoniMezzo-sopranoIluska's stepmother
Róbert RezsnyákBaritoneSergeant
András KőrösiBaritoneThe field guard of the village
Péter KissBaritoneBartolo

Singspiel in three parts, in Hungarian with Hungarian surtitles

'I, the shepherd king, graze my flock. (...) For my name is... my name is Johnny Corn!'
That is, John the Valiant. Sándor Petőfi's narrative poem, dubbed the 'Hungarian Odyssey' by the Hungarian author Dezső Kosztolányi, was first published in 1845. In 1904, the work inspired the creation of a dramatic musical work, a singspiel with the legendary Sári Fedák in the title role.

Now the work's parade of characters return to life on the stage of the Erkel Theatre, in the staging of Sándor Palcsó.

© Attila Nagy
© Attila Nagy
March 2019
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