Composition database

This is the Composition Database of BMC, which includes information about works by composers that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary.

Title of the work

Overture to an Imaginary Opera


Original / Hungarian title
Nyitány egy képzeletbeli operához
Foreign language / English title
Overture to an Imaginary Opera
For symphony orchestra
Year of composition

Symphony orchestra
picc., 2 fl., 2 ob.,, 2 cl., 2 fg. - 3 cor., 3 tr., 3 trb., tuba - 3 timp., perc. (tam-tam, vibr., ptto.sosp., camp., frusta, gr.c., marimba, tom-tom, bongo, claves, guiro, campli, gong, temple bl., tmb.picc., raganella) - synth. - strings: vl. 1, vl. 2, vla., vlc., cb.
10 min

Movements, parts
One movement

Commissioned by
Hungarian State Opera House
Premiere information
1 January 2016, Hungarian State Opera House, Budapest; Orchestra of the Opera House, Tamás Vásáry (cond.)
Publisher / Source