There will be Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera with English subtitles in two acts at the Nagyerdei Open Air Theater at 8:30 pm on the 31st of July. Tickets are available.
Rain Day: the 1st of August.
Photo dramatist: Emanuel Schikaneder
Mozart’s masterpiece shows itself from a new aspect in the extraordinary atmosphere of the Nagyerdei Open Air Theater. The opening performance of the Debrecen Festive Games in the language of opera is intended for all ages, and its message is valid for all life situations. The production is performed in Hungarian with English subtitles.
“Fairy tales, including operas based on tales, are always full of symbolic images of the subconscious, which are directly connected to the human psyche. These images are universal motifs of the collective subconscious and allow free association, requiring interpretation.
The specificity of The Magic Flute is that it transforms the plot of a fairy tale into an opera about initiation. I want the opera we created to lift young and old out of the ordinary, and we would participate in an uncommon initiation where the soul is lifted.” – said Péter Gemza, the director.
- Sarastro – László Jekl
- Queen of the Night – Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser, honoree of the Hungarian Silver Cross of Merit
- Tamino – Péter Balczó
- Pamina – Csilla Kovács
- Papageno – Imre Donkó
- Papagena – Kíra Nagy
- Monostatos – Sándor Böjte
- Sprecher / Old priest – Lajos Wagner
- First lady – Ágnes Rendes
- Second lady – Zsófia Janovicz
- Third lady – Marianna Bódi
- Young priest – Csaba Grega
- First armored man – Gergely Dargó
- Second armored man – Norbert Antoni
- First boy – Benedek Tompa
- Second boy – Botond Garda
- Third boy – János Nyirán
Contribution: Kodály Philharmonia Debrecen and the choir of the Csokonai Theater
Conduct: Zsolt Hamar
Scenist and costume designer: Zsófia Mészáros
Light design and director: Péter Gemza
Video animation: Csaba Jóvér and András Csillám
Chorus Master: Péter Gyülvészi
Director of chorus: Wanda Mazalin
Prompter: Viktória Dihen
Stage-manager: Ágnes Horváth
Assistant director: Nóra Homonna