The Hungarian State Opera’s production of Aida: An exclusive behind-the-scenes look

Freelance photographer Bea Gergely had the chance to peak behind the scenes, as the Hungarian State Opera prepares for a production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida at the Budapest Summer Festival. The opera will be hosted at the Margaret Island Open Air Theatre (Margitszigeti Szabadtéri Színház). Ms. Gergely shared her exclusive photos with the Hungarian Free Press, giving opera aficionados an insider’s glimpse into how director Viktor Nagy and conductor István Dénes prepare for the production, which is scheduled for August 1st, and August 3rd, 2014, at 8:00 PM.

The production includes actor István Berczelly, who plays the king, and Eszter Sümegi, who will play Aida. Brazilian-Italian tenor, Thiago Arancam, has been cast in the role of Radames. Mr. Arancam’s voice has been compared to that of prominent Argentine-Spanish tenor José Cura. Based on Ms. Gergely’s photos, this promises to be a truly colourful production.

Aida at the Margaret Island Open Air Theatre: Pre-opening night photos by Bea Gergely.

Aida at the Margaret Island Open Air Theatre: Pre-opening night photos by Bea Gergely.

Aida at the Margaret Island Open Air Theatre: Pre-opening night photos by Bea Gergely.

Aida at the Margaret Island Open Air Theatre: Pre-opening night photos by Bea Gergely.

Aida at the Margaret Island Open Air Theatre: Pre-opening night photos by Bea Gergely.

Aida at the Margaret Island Open Air Theatre: Pre-opening night photos by Bea Gergely.

Aida at the Margaret Island Open Air Theatre: Pre-opening night photos by Bea Gergely.

Aida at the Margaret Island Open Air Theatre: Pre-opening night photos by Bea Gergely.

Pre-opening night photos of Aida, produced by the Hungarian State Opera. Photos by Bea Gergely.

Pre-opening night photos of Aida, produced by the Hungarian State Opera. Photos by Bea Gergely.

Pre-opening night photos of Aida, produced by the Hungarian State Opera. Photos by Bea Gergely.

Pre-opening night photos of Aida, produced by the Hungarian State Opera. Photos by Bea Gergely.

Pre-opening night photos of Aida, produced by the Hungarian State Opera. Photos by Bea Gergely.

Pre-opening night photos of Aida, produced by the Hungarian State Opera. Photos by Bea Gergely.

Pre-opening night photos of Aida, produced by the Hungarian State Opera. Photos by Bea Gergely.

Pre-opening night photos of Aida, produced by the Hungarian State Opera. Photos by Bea Gergely.

Pre-opening night photos of Aida, produced by the Hungarian State Opera. Photos by Bea Gergely.

Pre-opening night photos of Aida, produced by the Hungarian State Opera. Photos by Bea Gergely.

Pre-opening night photos of Aida, produced by the Hungarian State Opera. Photos by Bea Gergely.

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  2. Gergely Beatrix says:

    Köszönöm!

  3. Klari Kaszas says:

    Na végre! Gyönyörű fotók!

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