Composition database

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Title of the work

The Master and Margarita


Original / Hungarian title
A Mester és Margarita
Foreign language / English title
The Master and Margarita
Musical in 2 acts after the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov to the libretto by Szabolcs Várady szövegére
Year of composition

Stage work
2 S., Ct., 4 T., Bar., 2 B. - picc., 2 fl., 2 ob.,, 2 cl., cl.b., 2 fg., cfg. - 4 cor., 3 tr., 3 trb., tuba - timp., perc. (vibr., trg., camp., 2 tmb.picc., tambourine, ptti., ptto.sosp., 3 tom-tom, tam-tam, gr.c., drum set) - arpa, 2 chit.el., chit.b., 2 synth. - strings: vl. 1, vl. 2, vla., vlc., cb.
75 min

Movements, parts
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII - IX - X - XI - XII - XIII - XIV - XV - XVI - XVII - XVIII - XIX - XX - XXI - XXII - XXIII - XXIV - XXV - XXVI

VÁRADY, Szabolcs
Commissioned by
Gábor Hollerung
Premiere information
6 June 2017, National Theater, Miskolc, Hungary; Orsolya Sáfár (Margarita), Péter Balczó (The Master), Krisztián Cser (Woland), Ildikó Szakács (Hella), Zoltán Gavodi (Behemoth), Tivadar Kiss (Fagotto), András Hábetler (Berlioz), Donát Varga, László Kálmán, István Kovács, András Kőrösi, Kornélia Bakos, Cantemus Choir Nyíregyháza, Soma Szabó (choir dir.), Dohnányi Symphony Orchestra Budafok, Gábor Hollerung (cond.) (Concertant performance)

5 November 2020, Miklós Bánffy Hall, Eiffel Art Studios, Budapest; Péter Kálmán, Péter Balczó, Orsolya Sáfár, Ildikó Szakács, Zoltán Gavodi, Tivadar Kiss, István Kovács, András Hábetler, Donát Varga, Jenő Dékán, Choir and Orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera House, Students of the Hungarian Dance Academy, Artists of the Hungarian State Cirque and Variety Company, Gábor Hollerung (cond.)
Publisher / Source
Remarks, other info
Libretto by Szabolcs Várady based on Mikhail Bulgakov´s novel

Composed: 2014 - 2016