Great Sound in the Rush - Maladype Theatre & Qaartsiluni Ensemble

László Sáry’s opera Great Sound in the Rush is a perfect encounter of words and music. Before Sáry it would have hardly occurred to anyone to choose Sándor Weörös’s poem "Theme and Variations" as a libretto for an opera. According to the definition of the genre, in a semi-serious opera everything happens differently from what we are used to, yet, all that is required for a chamber opera is given: overture, 12 acts, arias, recitatives, choruses, and a finale. The closing pieces are games based on Sáry’s collection Creative Musical Exercises, while the postlude is the parody ofclassical comic opera finales. Beyond the punch lines of the text and the musical quips, everything is poignant and cathartic in Sáry’s piece.

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Presenting Sáry’s work provides a remarkable opportunity for celebrating the composer who turns 75 in 2015, while the production also offers a rare interchange between contemporary music and contemporary theater to the audience.The performance is staged by Zoltán Balázs artistic director of Maladype Theatre. Balázs’s creative relationship with Sáry began with the acclaimed stage adaptation of the composer’s oratorio Theamchia (by Sándor Weöres) in 2003.

Director: Zoltán Balázs

László Borbély – piano
Ildikó Duffek – vocal
Kata Huszárik – vocal, prose
László Kéringer - vocal
Anna Petrovics – concert flute
Anna Rákóczy – concert flute
Lajos Rozmán - clarinet
Ágota Szilágyi – vocal, prose

Besides their main instrument musician play on various stones, teak, and other creative instruments.

Composer: Sáry László
Musical Director: Lajos Rozmán

Opening night: July 15, 2015, International Bartók Seminar and Festival - Weöres Sándor Theatre, Szombathely, Hungary