2017.10.10 19.00

Solti Hall

Gregory Vajda–Mark Childress: Georgia Bottoms

CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

Gregory Vajda–Mark Childress: Georgia Bottoms

A Comic Opera of the Modern South

Gregory Vajda:
Georgia Bottoms – A Comic Opera of the Modern South
Libretto: Mark Childress and Gergely Vajda Georgia Bottoms: Rebecca Nelsen Krystal Lambert: Andrea Meláth Little Mama: Katalin Károlyi Nathan: Keith Browning Reverend Eugene Hendrix: Tibor Szappanos Brenda Hendrix: Zsófia Nagy Reverend Brent Colgate: Attila Erdős Daphne Colgate: Diána Kiss Dr. Ted Horn / Lester policeman: Roland Tötös Judge Barnett/ Jimmy policeman: Antal Cseh Bill Sheriff: Bence Gulyás Stage set and costumes: Lili Izsák Musical assistants: Mónika Baja, Szabolcs Sándor Featuring: UMZE Chamber Ensemble Conductor: Gregory Vajda Director: András Almási-Tóth

Gregory Vajda’s comic opera, which premiered in the United States in 2015, is presented here as part of the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival. At the focal point is our heroine, who attempts to sustain herself and her family with the ‘gifts’ given to her by wealthier admirers. Her complicated life, her disintegrating family and her dark secret hold the audience spellbound right from the very first minute. The performance (in English) is conducted by the composer himself, whose works have, through their unique sound based on variable tones and unusual effects, stirred up ever more attention worldwide in the last few decades.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre, CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

Tickets: HUF 1 900, 2 500