WAGNER: DIE WALKÜRE

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Interdisciplinary artwork for Richard Wagner’s opera, Die Walküre. It was directed and designed by Géza M. Tóth, and released in the Hungarian State Opera in 2016. The Hungarian State Opera has enlisted Géza M. Tóth for the re-conceptualisation of the entire Ring Cycle.

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CREATORS

Composer: Richard Wagner

Director, visual concept: Géza M. Tóth
Set designer: Gergely Zöldy Z
Costume designer: Ibolya Bárdosi
Choreographer: Marianna Venekei

Animators:
Miklós Gerdelics
Péter Piros
Tibor Nagy
Production manager: Ágnes Molnár

Production trailer

WAGNER: DAS RHEINGOLD

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Interdisciplinary artwork for Richard Wagner’s opera, Das Rheingold. It was directed and designed by Géza M. Tóth, and released in the Hungarian State Opera in 2015. The Hungarian State Opera has enlisted Géza M. Tóth for the re-conceptualisation of the entire Ring Cycle.

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CREATORS

Composer: Richard Wagner

Director, visual concept: Géza M. Tóth
Costume designer: Ibolya Bárdosi

Animators:
Miklós Gerdelics
Péter Piros
Tibor Nagy
Production manager: Doraya Bouandel, Ágnes Molnár

 

 

Production trailer

BARTÓK – MARATHON

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Interdisciplinary artwork for Béla Bartók’s theatrical works (The Wooden Prince; The Miraculous Mandarin; Bluebeard’s Castle). It was directed and designed by Géza M. Tóth, and released in the Bartók Plus Operafestival in Miskolc in 2016.

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CREATORS

Composer: Béla Bartók
Director, visual concept: Géza M. Tóth
Contribute: Pannon Philharmonic
Set and costume designer: Edit Zeke
Choreographer: Attila Kozma
Animators:
Kazi Roland
Péter Piros
Tibor Nagy
Production manager: Ágnes Molnár

 

 

Performance trailer

7 Days

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Seven short interdisciplinary artworks created by Géza M. Tóth to seven memorial days in Hungary. The clips were composed to outstanding music excerpts by Ferenc Erkel, Zoltán Kodály or Béla Bartók and were screened at the Hungarian State Opera as an extra performance of the night, accompanied by the orchestra’s live music.

 

 

7 Days/1 - The Day of Hungarian Culture
7 Days/2 - Rememberance Day of the Victims of Communism
7 Days/3 - Rememberance Day of the Victims of Holocaust

Liszt animations for piano

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Pilot film for concert animation. Created by Géza M. Tóth in 2009.

 

 

The Miraculous Mandarin

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Adaptation of Béla Bartók’s opera “The Miraculous Mandarin” by Géza M. Tóth.

 

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CREATORS

Music: Béla Bartók
Libretto: Menyhért Lengyel
Screen-play: Géza M. Tóth
Visual concept: Géza M. Tóth, Mariann Prakter
Visual design: Mariann Prakter, Katalin Riedl

Animated by: Mariann Prakter, Katalin Riedl

Staff:
József Sándor
Tibor Nádas
Réka Gacs
János Hunyadi
Zsigmond Bernáth
Ildikó Bodor
Eszter Horváth
Virág Boris
Tamás Lányi
Zoltán Jécsai

Music adviser: Attila Pacsai
Computer programming: Gábor Farkas, Tamás Farkas

Director: Géza M. Tóth
Production manager: Eszter Maller, Niki Kárász, Miklós Geszti

Special thanks:
János Pintér
Béla Klingl
Zoltán Kocsis
Katalin Kiricsi
Adrienne Hartai
Gábor Vásárhelyi
Ágnes Virághalmy
Ildikó Mándy

 

PRESENTATIONS OF THE MIRACULOUS MANDARIN

2006 Bartók Béla at Kolozsvar – Memorial days 2006 – performance with the Hungarian Opera Singer chore and Orchestra at Kolozsvar (conducted by György Selmeczi)

2006 Bratislava, Slovak Republic (with the Slovak Philharmonic Orcherstra, conducted by Tamás Gál)

2006 Pécs International Film Celebration, Hungary – open-air performance, Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Gergely Ménesi)

2006 – Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Hungarian Cultural Season in Germany (Ungarischer Akzent) opening performance (with: Ákos Hernádi, Károly Mocsári)

2006 – Kaisersaal, München, Hungarian Cultural Season in Germany (Ungarischer Akzent) regional opening performance (with: Ákos Hernádi, Károly Mocsári)

2005 – Palace of Art, Budapest (with: Hungarian Philharmonic Orcherstra, conducted by Zoltan Kocsis)

2005 – Miskolc Bartók+ International Opera Festival (with: Hungarian Philharmonic Orcherstra, conducted by Zoltan Kocsis)

 

Watch an excerpt of the concert

Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

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Interdisciplinary artwork for Béla Bartók’s music. Designed and directed by Géza M. Tóth, released at International Opera Festival of Miskolc, 2006.

 

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ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

This Bluebeard performance is without a white screen, so it is essential to find an interesting site, or a site which can be made interesting, which also gives a major size of a wall surface behind the orchestra. The site can be a traditional concert site (as theatre, operahouse or concert hall) but it also can be something unusual (ex: a factory building, underground tube, forest).

The premier performance happened to be in the major hall of the utmost Hungarian stalagmite cave at Aggtelek.

 

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Matthäus-Passion

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Interdisciplinary artwork for Johann Sebastian Bach’s sacred oratorio, Matthäus passion. It was directed and designed by Géza M. Tóth, and released in the Hungarian State Opera in 2013.

 

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CREATORS

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Director, visual concept: Géza M. Tóth

Animators:

Balázs Fekti

Antonin Krizsanics

Miklós Gerdelics

Tibor Nagy

József Simon

Tibor Nádas

Score graphics: Balázs Alpár

Assistant director: Doraya Bouandel

Coordinator: Dalma Závodszky

Consultant: Zsolt Czakó

 

Watch a short fragment of the opera performance

Special thanks to

Boglárka Udvardy

Kinga Fazakas

Róbert Pálos

István Gergely

Péter Csornay

 Miklós Selmeczy

György Péchy

 

Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold

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The first part of Wagner’s tetralogy is a prologue depicting the ‘original sin’ committed when the dwarf Alberich renounces love to be able to forge from the stolen Rhine gold a ring that gives him infinite power. Wotan, king of the gods, resolves to take it from him. But what will come of this disruption of the natural order that violates every written and unwritten law?

 

CREATORS

Composer: Richard Wagner

Director, visual concept: Géza M. Tóth

Set designer: Ildikó Tihanyi

Costume designer: Ibolya Bárdosi

Dramaturg: Eszter Orbán

Projected scenery: Antonin Krizsanics, Miklós Gerdelics, Kristóf Jurik

Roland Kazi, Tibor Nagy, Péter Piros, Doraya Bouandel

English subtitles: Arthur Roger Crane

 

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

The Hungarian State Opera enlisted Béla Balázs Prize-winning animated film director Géza M. Tóth for the mammoth artistic undertaking that commenced in the spring of 2015:
the re-conceptualisation of the entire Ring Cycle.

 

Watch the teaser

General cast

Conductor           Péter Halász

Wotan           Mihály Kálmándi

Donner                Sándor Egri

Froh                   Zoltán Nyári

Loge                    Adrian Eröd

Alberich         Marcus Jupither

Mime              Zoltán Megyesi

Fasolt               Krisztián Cser

Fafner                 Géza Gábor

Fricka                Judit Németh

Freia              Borbála Keszei

Erda                       Erika Gál

Woglinde            Eszter Wierdl

Wellgunde       Krisztina Simon

Flosshilde         Melinda Heiter