One of the words of the theatre’s gala, which was full of stagnant, relentless applause, was an expression of gratitude for hosting Budapest at the International Eucharistic Congress and for receiving and receiving strength from God during the epidemic.
The festive gala John Francis Wade: Adeste fideles c. It was opened in 1743 by Süle Dalma, Tünde Frankó, Sándor György-Rózsa, Ádám Pete and the choir of the Operetta Theater. Then in the sequel to the great figure of Belgian and German romance César Francknak: Panis angelicus-ik Enikő Lévai, Georges Bizet: Agnus Deic. his work was performed by Zsolt Vadász. He was followed by Anita Lukács, who Franz Schubert: Ave Mariahe sang. The audience applauded Annamaria Zábrádi, who Adolphe Adam: Cantique de Noëlhe sang with the choir of the theater.
The festive atmosphere was enhanced Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Laudate Pueri andLaudate Dominum in the interpretation of the choir and Süle Dalma, as one of the greatest figures in verism, Pietro Mascagnito Mary’s salvationalso in the performance of Diana Kiss. Again, the one presented in September was a success Nine one of the most beautiful inserts of the musical, the Bells of St. Sebastian With the participation of Zsolt Homonnay, Sándor György Rózsa, Sámuel Rákosi, Zsuzsa Ullmann and the choir, and Jules Massenet Thaisfrom his opera Meditationperformed by the symphony orchestra of the Budapest Operetta Theater. The violin soloist was played by the theater’s concertmaster, Tibor Kerekes.
“However, the year was not only a test, but also a great success, as far as the Budapest Operetta Theater is concerned, and you were the witnesses and co-creators of these successes. The fact that you are sitting here and filling the auditorium of the Budapest Operetta Theater from night to night is proof that we need each other. To you for the spiritual nourishment provided by quality entertainment, and to our artists, without whom their work would be completely futile. However, because our theater company has stayed together, everyone is in brilliant form, and you, our dear spectators, stand by us, and we are grateful that we need God’s blessing to be able to continue our work successfully. “ Said Kiss-B. Atilla.
Afterwards, Dr. István Novák, canon of the Catholic University of Károly Eszterházy, took the stage and conveyed the blessing of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, and brought his message from the Vatican: “His Holiness Pope Francis bestows his apostolic blessing on Kiss-B. To the life of Attila, asking for the abundant outpouring of the heavenly graces and the continued maternal patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Vatican City, November 2021). “For the sake of a long time the goodness and love of God be revealed to him.”
At the beginning of the new church year, István Zoltán Horváth, canon, parish priest of Terézváros, bishop Dávid Illés, Reformed pastor, and Ferenc Cselovszky, bishop, pastor, blessed the building, company, staff and spectators of the Operetta Theater.
István Zoltán Horváth canons: “The operettas, the musicals are close to my heart, and that is why it is a special honor for me to represent Cardinal Péter Erdő, His Eminence, this evening. It is very important for Val to be able to give thanks, to thank us for what we have received. For me as a child, Father Olofsson Placid was one of my spiritual fathers, his name is certainly known to many who, returning from the Gulag, worked for a long time as a laborer and only served as a priest, pastor at the twilight of his life. He has always been able to thank me for everything, a great example for me. ” Then he recited the prayer for renewal.
“Blessing and peace! This is how we Reformers thank each other, and I really want to wish this to everyone on behalf of Bishop Zoltán Balogh. I was also guided back to my childhood by this theater as I entered the gate and went up to the first floor, remembering when I was here for the first time, at a show of a piece of my father. From our letter today, James says, “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.” peace in our lives! ” – said Illés Dávid, bishop, Reformed pastor.
“Let me also pass on the greeting of Dr. Tamás Fabiny, the leader of our church, to all those present, and as a Lutheran pastor, let me quote Luther:” Music is a majestic gift to God. ” – said Ferenc Cselovszky, bishop, Lutheran pastor, then continued: “Blessed be this Theater and this company, who are stewards of this majestic gift from God. Blessed be every ministry that builds community, multiplies people, and exalts souls. Let us open our hearts to the Advent guest and let the words borrowed from Boccaccio come true: “Let all trouble be written today, the blessing is upon us all.” Amen.
Slomó Köves, the rabbi of the leader of the United Jewish Community of Hungary, was unable to attend the event in person, sending an ancient Hanukkah blessing to the theater and its audience in a letter: “He who has done wonders with our ancestors in their time this month, do wonders and great deeds with us and with you!”
After the blessings a Peasant honorone of the most beautiful parts of the Easter choir was performed by Tünde Frankó and the choir.
The second part of the Advent gala Levente Szörényiand János Bródy opened by a detail of his rock opera, Stephen the KingFill our hearts with peace c. his song was performed by Attila Dolhai, Evelin Drahos, Zsolt Homonnay and the choir. THE To the gospel of Maryperhaps the most beautiful aria of Franko Tünde, the Hungarian Mass Gloria His thesis was performed by Anita Lukács, Zsolt Homonnay and the choir. The applause of the audience was accompanied by a celebration of his fiftieth birthday this year Jesus Christ Superstarfrom Mary Magdalene song and a Garden of Gethsemane aria, the former sung by Petra Gubik, the latter by Attila Dolhai.
The repertoire of the Operetta Theater has included a musical from Magda Szabó’s novel for almost fourteen years, Abigel, starts Christmas Eve songneither was missing from the gala program in the interpretation of Enikő Lévai and Veronika Nádasi.
The last block of the evening could have been titled Prayers: a They are miserablec. musical Prayer of Jean Valjeant Zsolt Homonnay,
The Watchtower of Notre Damefrom Esmeralda prayerplay Gubik Petra, a The prayerc. the song was sung by Annamária Zábrádi and Attila Dolhai.
The large-scale Advent gala performed by Dalma Süle, Anita Lukács, Diána Kiss and the choir Wolf Peter Ave Mariaand From Andrew Lloyd Webber’s RequiemIn the interpretation of Ninh Duc Hoang Long and the choir a Hosanna lot closed. The finale, with the participation of Anna Peller and Veronika Nádasi, is Apácashow Blessings come to us!It began with the song entitled and ended with the singing of the artists together, and was said goodbye by the standing standing ovation of the audience for long minutes.
The conductor of the “Ave Maria” Advent Gala of the Budapest Operetta Theater was the theatre’s main music director, Gyula Pfeiffer, director Tamás Bori.