Peasant Opera (HU)


19 may 2024
Benedek Darvas - Béla Pintér: PARASZTOPERA
Director-choreographer: Csaba Györfi
Musical tragedy with humour
A joint production of the Tomcsa Sándor Theatre and the Udvarhely Folk Dance Workshop
The essence of Béla Pintér's Parasztopera is very ancient. The archaic story, which dissects fate, evokes the atmosphere of Greek tragedies. An act from the past becomes the shaper of your destiny. A story of a day, a wedding, that portrays the human condition as pathetically funny and upliftingly tragic. At once beautiful, ugly, uplifting, humiliating, comic and tragic. Tragicomic.
"In Parastoper we have adapted a ballad story into an opera. Its music is based on Transylvanian Hungarian folk songs, a bizarre yet homogeneous blend of baroque and rock. The story will probably be familiar to many. My grandmother told me that it happened to people from the Szabadszállás area a long time ago. You will forgive me if I say for the moment that there will be some unhappy people, passion, humour, incest and murder. If you like it, watch it more than once! If you don't like it, watch it yourself" (Béla Pintér)

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