The point is to increase gradually the level of the understanding, cultivation and practice of musical art. This task falls particularly to the new Academy.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
MÁV Symphony Orchestra

21 September 2023, 19.00-21.30

Grand Hall

MÁV Symphony Orchestra

Love Till the End

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
R. Strauss: Four Last Songs

INTERMISSION

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliette – suite, Op. 64b, Op. 64c
Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila – Bacchanale

Eszter Sümegi (soprano)
MÁV Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Róbert Farkas

Eszter Sümegi, the soloist of this concert, is a Kossuth Prize-winner, Meritorious Artist soprano. We are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the beginning of her artistic career with a concert. In the year of her graduation from the Liszt Academy, she won first prize at the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition in Philadelphia, and has been a private singer at the Hungarian State Opera ever since. In 2012, she was among the first to receive the honorary title of ‘Chamber Singer of the Hungarian State Opera’. Her first solo album was released in 2003, entitled “Love, Blood and Fire”, with the contribution of the MÁV Symphony Orchestra. Her repertoire includes almost 20 roles, mainly in operas by Verdi, Puccini, Wagner and Richard Strauss. She has been a guest soloist all over the world.

Each of the pieces in the orchestra’s concert program is about love. Wagner’s work is a wedding gift for his young wife; the story of Romeo and Juliet, which inspired numerous musical works, is a tragedy that ends in the death of a couple; Richard Strauss’s wonderful song cycle is a farewell to a life well lived in a happy marriage. Róbert Farkas studied choral and orchestral conducting at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, and completed his studies in Berlin. He has been the chief conductor of our orchestra since 2021.

Presented by

MÁV Symphony Orchestra

Tickets:

HUF 5 400, 6 000, 6 600 Ft