Pécsi Nemzeti Színház

FAUST, THE DAMNED
Album (click on the photo)




Composer: DUBROVAY László
Stage and costume designer: MOLNÁR Zsuzsa
Dramaturg: MOLNÁR Zsuzsa, UHRIK Dóra
The Choreographer's Assistant: MOLNÁR Zsolt
Choreographer: VINCZE Balázs

Featuring: Ballet Pécs, Zugló Philharmonia – King Saint Stephen Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: ZÁBORSZKY Kálmán


Faust: KEREKES Soma Lőrinc
Mephisto: KONCZ Péter
Godly Man: MOLNÁR Zsolt
Margaret: UJVÁRI Katalin
Aphrodite: VINCZE Brigitta
White Angels: KÓCSY Mónika, TUBOLY Szilárd
Black Angels: HOFFMAN Virág Zoé, SZABÓ Márton
Icarus: MATOLA Dávid
Plutus: MOLNÁR Zsolt
Valentine, Margaret's brother: MATOLA Dávid
Nymphs: DOMÁNY Réka, KAISER Fruzsina, SZÉCSI Theodóra, UJVÁRI Katalin
Underworld Creatures / Earthly People: DOMÁNY Réka, KAISER Fruzsina, SZÉCSI Theodóra, UJVÁRI Katalin, MATOLA Dávid, TÉGLÁS Bánk, VARGA Máté

The première was an event of the Budapest Spring Festival.

László Dubrovay finished his grand ballet more than twenty years ago. The story of Faust the Damned is based on the two parts of Goethe’s masterpiece, and like that philosophical drama, the music of this piece also strives for an encyclopaedic thoroughness. “All I know about the apparatus of contemporary music is in there,” said the composer once. And indeed: the orchestra bathes in special colours, the dance scenes shape living characters, the notes turn into images on their own account, as it were.

Production choreographer Balázs Vincze thinks Dubrovay’s vision of Faust is “monumental, its story worked out in great detail; it is astonishingly colourful, you can almost visualize the composition without the dance: the composer’s personality is at least as inspiring as Faust’s wanderings, loves and descent into hell.”

“Is damnation possible at the end of an honest, exemplary life? Can the forces of evil be victorious?” asks László Dubrovay. “This is the question addressed by this dance drama, whose music is one of the most extensive ballet compositions of the past seventy years. The dramaturgy of the plot allowed me to create a great many kinds of moods, and musical material rich in gestures and movements, all of which serves, together with the way dance and motion communicate, a harmonious presentation on the stage.”

Source: Budapest Spring Festival

Ballet Pécs | info@pecsibalett.hu | H-7630 Pécs, Zsolnay Vilmos út 37.
Asz.: 25852103-2-02 | Cg.: 02-09-082787