Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman

13 January 2020, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Opera Exam Festival

Rashomon Presented by Liszt Academy

Performance by the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in cooperation with the National Theatre of Pécs

Opera patchwork by Magor Bucz, Richárd Dankó, Dániel Dobri, Milán Hodován, Dániel Lázár, Áron Somody and Abigél Varga

Tajômaru: Barna Bartos
Husband: Róbert Erdős, Attila Varga-Tóth
Wife: Laura Topolánszky
Old lady: Anna Kissjudit
Lackey: Lőrinc Kósa
Director, libretto: András Almási-Tóth
Featuring: chamber orchestra formed for this performance
Conductor: Szabolcs Sándor
Costumes: Richárd Márton
Choreographer: Eszter Lázár

Each participant of and witness to a tragic incident perceives and recalls it differently. This fundamental human truth is superbly depicted by Akira Kurosawa in his film classic Rashomon (1950) based on an Akutagawa short story. The tale demonstrating the difference, indeed irreconcilability between visual angles and narratives has now been transformed – in a way that is both manifest and relative –into an opera, more precisely an opera patchwork, which comprises the combined efforts of seven young composers, all students of the Composition Department of the Liszt Academy. The collective work was finalized to the libretto of András Almási-Tóth, and he also directs the performance featuring students of the Department for Vocal and Opera Studies of the Liszt Academy: the music stage adaptation of an allegorical story of a murder as related from several angles. 

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 200

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Opera Exam Festival 2020