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Kodály Aperitif 2021 Rossini Gala

Gioachino Rossini: L’italiana in Algeri (The Italian woman in Algiers) – Overture
Gioachino Rossini: The Italian Girl in Algiers – Giá d'insolito ardore nel petto
Gioachino Rossini: The Italian Girl in Algiers – Ai capricci della sorte
Gioachino Rossini: The Barber Of Seville – Overture
Gioachino Rossini: The Barber Of Seville – Ecco, ridente in cielo
Gioachino Rossini: The Barber Of Seville – Pace e gioia sia con voi
Gioachino Rossini: William Tell – Overture
Gioachino Rossini: William Tell – Ne m'abandonne point... Asile héréditaire
Gioachino Rossini: Tancredi – O patria... Di tanti palpiti
Gioachino Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella) – Overture
Gioachino Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella) – Miei rampolli femminini
Gioachino Rossini: La Cenerentola (Cinderella) – Nacqui all'affanno... Non più mesta

Dorottya Láng – mezzo-soprano
Péter Kálmán – bass baritone
Francisco Brito – tenor

Conducted by: Tibor Bogányi

Concert estimated duration: 85 minutes
Ticket prices: 1500 HUF – Walkabout tickets » 2500 HUF – Blanket day-tickets blanket/2 persons » 3000 HUF – Seating tickets » 3000 HUF – Terrace day-tickets » 4500 HUF – Lodge day-tickets » More information on https://www.kodalyaperitif.hu/en page!
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The time has come when we can finally take possession of the Kodály Centre and the park around it, where we can freely enjoy the summer nights, music, gastronomy, and after a very long time, at last, social life. The musicians of the Pannon Philharmonic leave the concert hall, so if we didn't have the opportunity to meet them in person, as we the concert halls were not open to visitors, now it is time to get to know each other finally.

Later, of course, we will also have the chance to enter the concert hall itself, if we feel the urge to listen to classical music more often. Now, the star guest of the atmospheric opening night cannot be anyone else but Rossini, a keen admirer of gastronomy. His music is full of sunshine and feeling, and his personality was friendly and forthcoming. Besides spanning a bridge between Mozart and Verdi, his rich oeuvre represented a yardstick to all Italian Romantic composers and became a symbolic figure of Italian gaiety. It is no coincidence that his more austere contemporaries, for instance, Beethoven or Wagner, made some vitriolic remarks about the ever-celebrated composer. Still, if Rossini' oeuvre consisted entire of cheap farces, it wouldn't be such a favoured part of today's repertoire. Besides the sparkling tone and virtuosity, vivid expression of emotions and profound thought also belong to Rossini's music, only clothed differently than in the opera seria or music composed north of the Alps. Tonight, we can encounter Rossini, but not only in a single composition but also through a range of opera arias and overtures. Tonight's gala programme is a special treat, as no stage plot, no recitativo, no subplot interrupt the close-knit chain of popular melodies. We can relish tunes from The Italian Girl in Algiers, The Barber of Seville, William Tell, Tancredi and Cinderella. We will also hear the operas' overtures that conquered the world in themselves. In fact, some of them feature as movie soundtracks or background music for commercials; also, the most popular, melodious, emotional and virtuoso arias will be sung tonight, which clearly evoke Italian sunshine, summer eves and social events  – in other words, everything that we call dolce vita.


You won’t only have the opportunity to try culinary joys: Rossini’s popular melodies come on stage without the recitativos or subplots. You will experience something like eating the creamiest and yummiest part of a chocolate cake.

The program is supported by NKA (National Cultural Fund of Hungary).

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