The silent woman in Budapest
On 4 October 2012, a true rarity will be staged in the Palace of Arts, an international all-star cast starring Kurt Rydl and Julia Bauer, conducted by Zoltán Kocsis will present The Silent Woman, perhaps the most cheerful, entertaining and melodious work of the old Richard Strauss.
4, 6 October, 2012, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
RICHARD STRAUSS:THE SILENT WOMAN
In the main roles: Kurt Rydl, Mária Temesi, Paul Armin Edelmann, Bernard Berchtold, Julia Bauer
The Silent Woman goes down the road that Strauss started with the nostalgiainfused The Knight of the Rose. There is neither abstract metaphysics nor hard-to-digest musical modernism; it is a charming musical theatre in the real sense of the word. A retired admiral who needs peace and quiet disinherits his nephew, an actor, and instructs his barber to find a silent woman for him. Apparently silent, the woman chosen is no other than his nephew’s wife, an actress, who suddenly becomes a garrulous shrew on the side of the morose sailor. In the end, the deceived old man forgives everyone. Built on a cheerful plot and full of enchanting melodies, this old-age masterpiece has a special tension to it due to its apparent ignorance of the period when it was composed.
Presented by: Művészetek Palotája, Nemzeti Filharmonikusok
Prices: 3300, 4500, 5900, 6900, 9900 HUF
More info and tickets: www.mupa.hu