A truly exciting leading duo makes Puccini's bittersweet and atypical opera even more interesting in its New York performance. In Nicolas Joël's elegant art deco-inspired production from 2008, we will witness the meeting and sad farewell of the characters portrayed by the always thrilling American soprano Angel Blue and her compatriot Jonathan Tetelman, who will make his debut in this role at the Met. The reliable sense of style of Speranza Scappucci will ensure a soaring performance of the opera's music.
"A light and emotional opera, sometimes leaning towards comedy - but pleasant, clean, and easy-to-sing with its waltz music and its energetic and captivating melodies... a kind of response to the repulsive music of our times.” These were the words of Puccini when composing his opera, which had been originally intended for Vienna but ultimately premiered in Monte Carlo. And he was most likely aware that creating a light sentimental mood on the opera stage would indeed be a difficult task in... practice. That is why we are lucky that the story of Magda and Ruggero's love, which catches fire in Paris and fades away on the French Riviera — a kind of Traviata story without a tragedy, is presented with the appealing and alluring duo of Angel Blue and Jonathan Tetelman. The magnificent soprano may be familiar to viewers from several New York broadcasts, and some of us may have even witnessed her first major success, as she won second place at Domingo's Operalia competition in Budapest in 2009. And the audience of Müpa Budapest may have already known Tetelman before the Met audience did: in 2021, he impressed everyone with his dark-toned, conquering tenor at Elīna Garanča's concert.
From the 2023/24 season, we will be providing surtitles for foreign-language operas exclusively in Hungarian.
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Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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