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György Kurtág: Fin de partie (Endgame)

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Müpa: Béla Bartók National Concert Hall1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1., Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary
On Friday 10 April 2020 at 19:00
Festival: Budapest Spring Festival
Programme
Kurtág, György (b. 1926)Fin de partie (Hungarian première)
Performers
Markus StenzConductor
Pierre AudiDirector
Christof HetzerSet Designer, Costume Designer
Frode OlsenBassHamm
Leigh MelroseBaritoneClov
Hilary SummersContraltoNell
Leonardo CortellazziTenorNagg
Danubia Orchestra Óbuda

According to a critic, Kurtág's Fin de partie is a loving farewell to 20th-century modernism. Based on Samuel Beckett's drama, György Kurtág's opera was premiered in Milan in November 2018. The Teatro alla Scala's production was directed by Pierre Audi, and when it was later put on stage in Amsterdam, the cast was the same - as it will be in Budapest. "The amputees of Beckett's bleak world now lose their brutal traits,” wrote a Dutch critic. "Kurtág lovingly envelopes them in the world of his music. His Endgame is human, almost affectionate.”
Endgame received one of the genre's most prestigious acknowledgements, the prize for the best world premiere of the year 2019 at the International Opera Awards. The Budapest performance features Danubia Orchestra Óbuda, which actively contributed to preparatory work towards the world premiere, receiving instructions directly from the composer.

Opera in one act without interval, in French with Hungarian surtitle.

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