Dear Audience, we regret to inform you that the Pannon Philharmonic's joint performances with the Bóbita Puppet Theatre on 26 and 27 November have been postponed to later dates: 12 May 2022, 7 pm - gala performance and 14 May, 3 pm (and, depending on the number of potential spectators, 7 pm). We appreciate your understanding! We refund your tickets at the site of purchase until 31 December 2021. Please, note that tickets for primary school children can be purchased for the production of Háry János, also featuring on our Fantastical Classical series, until The Nutcracker takes place in December.
Váradi Marianna – Empress of Austria
Háry János’s spectacular tales are known all over the world. The veteran hussar, who drifted far from his home village, turned into a legend, and as we know, a traveller may lie with authority. From today’s perspective, it seems that regardless of the era, we need boastful, far-fetched heroic deeds and a reality woven with the threads of imagination…
We celebrate Bóbita’s 60th birthday in 2021. On this occasion, a genuine crossover performance will be staged based on Zoltán Kodály's evergreen folk opera as a joint effort of the Bóbita Puppet Theatre and the Pannon Philharmonic. The gala premiere of the production takes place on 26 November 2021.
"AS OPPOSED TO AN OPERATIC ARRANGEMENT, A PUPPET THEATRE PERFORMANCE MUST WORK WITH DIFFERENT TOOLS, AS THERE ARE NO SOLO SINGERS TO ADMIRE OR A LARGE-APPARATUS DANCE ENSEMBLE TO STAGE. FOR THIS REASON, WE NEED TO FORMULATE IT ALL BY "PAINTING" THE MUSIC. WHILE DESIGNING THE IMAGES, IT IS CRUCIAL TO CONVEY THE SPAWNING DEVELOPMENT OF THE STORYLINE AND THE "UNHEARD" GRANDIOSITY OF THE CONTINUOUSLY EXPANDING PLOT." (DÁNIEL HALASI - DIRECTOR)
The company of the Bóbita Puppet Theater in the 2021/22 festive season:
Vadon Judit, Arató Máté, Papp Melinda, Sramó Gábor, Kiefer Judit, Fekete Hajnalka, Nagy-Kovács Géza
Várnagy Kinga, Mag Eszter, Czéh Dániel, Szijártó Éva, Vörös Natália, Fürnstall Fanni, Illés Zoltán, Matta Lóránt
Aranyosi Szilvia, Dr. Bokor Beatrix, Molnár Dániel, Szabó Dominik
Bódiné Kövecses Anna, Illés Ilona, Pallai-Wéber Beáta, Nyári Zsuzsa, Tóth Eszter, Hegedüs Róbert
Joining us in spirit, our guest artists and Zsanett Halázs-Maglódi, programme manager, who has recently become a mother – her baby is the latest addition to the Bóbita company.
Photo: Farkas B. Szabina