'Early Music Festival', On Until 11 March

  • 25 Feb 2018 9:54 AM
  • Mupa - Palace of Arts
'Early Music Festival',  On Until 11 March
Hungary’s most significant historical music festivals offers a tastefully curated selection from the musical stages of the 17th-18th century once again this year.

At the concert on 8 March, Rameau’s refined music can also be heard as performed by the extraordinarily talented soprano Rodica Vica and Musica Ricercata.

Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo is a veritable evergreen of early Baroque operas, performed on 10 March by two superstars, Roberto Villazón and Emőke Baráth in the leading roles.The 11 March performance of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra will focus on the tragically short-lived Pergolesi who passed away at just 26.

Detailed program: 

8 March 2018, 7:30 pm - Les Bourgeois gentilshommes - La lumière comique - Festival Theatre
Ticket prices: HUF 2500 / HUF 3200 / HUF 3900

10 March 2018, 6 pm - Prelude - Glass Hall

10 March 2018, 7 pm - Monteverdi: Orfeo - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Ticket prices: HUF 3900 / HUF 5900 / HUF 7900 / HUF 9900 / HUF 12900

11 March 2018, 6:30 pm - Prelude - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

11 March 2018, 7:30 pm - Freiburg Baroque Orchestra - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Ticket prices: HUF 2900 / HUF 3500 / HUF 4500 / HUF 5900 / HUF 7900

Earlier:

Rameau’s opéra-ballet The Amorous Indies (Les Indes galantes), to be performed on 27 February, would never have came into existence if King Louis XV had not granted audience to a native American chief and his five companions in Paris, during their visit to France.

The fantastic dance of the king’s guests inspired the composer, present at the time, so much that he immediately composed an orchestral suite entitled The Savages (Les Sauvages), followed by the merry and spectacular opera-ballet rich in characters (in 1735).

Well-known Moliére comedies, such as The Bourgeois Gentleman (Le Bourgeois gentilhomme), The Imaginary Invalid (Le Malade imaginaire) or Georges Dandin or the Confounded Husband (George Dandin ou le Mari confondu), primarily inspired Lully to create new theatre works.


27 February 2018, 10 am - Les Indes galantes - Worlds Beyond Europe (exhibition) - Foyer

27 February 2018, 5:30 pm - Prelude - Glass Hall

27 February 2018, 7 pm - Rameau: Les Indes galantes - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Ticket prices: HUF 2900 / HUF 3500 / HUF 4500 / HUF 5900 / HUF 7900

2 March 2018, 7 pm - Cipriano Consort - Glass Hall
Ticket prices: HUF 1000  

4 March 2018, 11 am - The Amorous Queen - Festival Theatre
Ticket prices: HUF 1500

4 March 2018, 3 pm - The Amorous Queen - Festival Theatre
Ticket prices: HUF 1500

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