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Venue: Erkel Theatre

1087 Budapest
II. János Pál pápa tér 30
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Thu 09 May 2019
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Fri 10 May 2019
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Sat 11 May 2019
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Event details
Composer: Leo Delibes

Choreographer - László Seregi

Music revised byTamás Pál
Libretto - László Seregi
Set Designer - Gábor Forray
Costume Designer - Tivadar Márk
Choreographer's Assistant - Ildikó Kaszás

Program details

Amyntas and Orion both love Sylvia, but Orion also loves Diana, who requites Orion's affection while at the same time wishing to seduce Amyntas. 

How old is the story? As Greek mythology - or even older. Perhaps the lives of the unicellular were already determined by love triangles, rectangles and octagons. Laszlo Seregi made a lasting ballet out of an everlasting story. 

In the 19th century, a Parisian ballet company is preparing for the premiere of Sylvia, and the love-angles from the Greek mythological drama develop among the artists themselves. The narrative concurrently follows the development on stage as well as behind the scenes, using the evergreen technique of theatre within the theatre. 

Seregi makes sure that switching between the two plots does not make the audience feel squeamish with confusion and ready to scurry home - no, he does it in his own effervescent, accessible fashion. With charm. 

Erkel Theatre

Opened in 1911 originally, the Erkel Theatre is Hungary’s largest theatre building. Its history is intertwined with the golden age of Hungarian opera performance, with such luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Éva Marton and Grace Bumbry all having graced the stage of a building whose acoustics are considered the stuff of opera legend.

After being shuttered up for more than five years with its fate in doubt following closure in 2007, the Hungarian government last year provided 1.7 billion forints in grants for the theatre’s renewal, allowing the Hungarian State Opera to renovate the Erkel Theatre to a standard suitable for holding performances.

Much of the refurbishments took place behind the scenes, with soloist and shared dressing rooms and common areas refitted and expanded. In addition, the stage’s technical equipment has undergone significant modernisation, while the building’s service systems (water, plumbing, heating and ventilation) have also been brought up to date.

Audiences will now step into an auditorium with a completely new look, while every effort was made to ensure that the building's fantastic acoustic properties remained unchanged. A factor that will greatly increase comfort is the modern ventilation system installed in the seating area. Although the number of seats has been reduced from 1,935 to 1,819 by refitting the rows of seats for more comfort, the theatre nevertheless retains its rank as the highest capacity theatre in Hungary – and in Eastern Central Europe.

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