The Twelve Giant
19:00 - 20:30
1024 Budapest, Margit körút 55.
Robert Schumann's song cycle Dichterliebe is the story of an imagined love: a love for which one person is enough. The overwrought songs, sometimes reminiscent, sometimes angry, sometimes resigned, are about inner events, not about the pain and happiness of a real, lived relationship. The confrontation between the outer and the inner world is highlighted in our concert-film-theatre performance by the interplay of different genres. The orchestral arrangement of the song cycle was created for the Orchestra by Erkel Prize-winning composer Máté Balogh, so the performance is also representative of contemporary music.
Translations by Mihály Babits, László Bródy, Sándor Endrődi, István Eörsi, Anna Hajnal, Pál Justus, László Kálnoky, Géza Képes, Aladár Komlós, Gizella Szabó, Lőrinc Szabó, Gyula Tellér, Eszter Urbán
Music by Máté Balogh
Starring János Szemenyei, Fanni Wrochna
Also in the film: Anna Boros, Katalin Kőszegi, Zsolt Nagy, Natasa Stork, Mariann Venekei
Assistant Director: Lili Fenyvesi
Music Director: Máté Hámori
Writer-director: Lili Horvát
The performance lasts approximately 90 minutes without intermission.
Written about us:
'The most beautiful love story of 21st century Hungarian cinema.'
(Szabolcs Molnár, music historian)
'János Szemenyei is able to take even the distracted viewer with him.'
(Zsuzsanna Makk / Mezei Néző)
'He is not only innovative, but also sensational.'
(Dávid Zsoldos, music historian, journalist)
'Endlessly simple stories, economical and very wittily well-written dialogues, real acting bravura.'
(Zoltán Hermann / Színház.net)