Benjamin Britten – Selmeczi György – Visky András

Sunday School or Noah's Flood


Main stage

FIRST PART - SUNDAY SCHOOL

 
Sheperd [The Lord]
András Csíky
 
Adam
Lehel Salat
 
Adam
Zsolt Bogdán
 
Eve
Andrea Kali
 
Cain
Róbert Laczkó Vass
 
Abel
Levente Molnár
 
Lamech
Attila Keresztes
 
Mrs. Cain
Edina M. Fodor
 
Zillah
Andrea Vindis
 
Adah
Imola Kézdi
 
Mourners
Júlia Albert
 
Mourners
Kati Panek
 
Mourners
Zsuzsa Gajzágó
 
Mourners
Emese Ambrus
 
SECOND PART - NOAH'S FLUDDE

 
The Lord
András Csíky
 
Noe
Lehel Salat
 
Noe
Zsolt Bogdán
 
Mrs. Noe
Andrea Kali
 
Shem
Róbert Laczkó Vass
 
Kham
Levente Molnár
 
Japheth
Attila Keresztes
 
Mrs. Shem
Edina M. Fodor
 
Mrs. Kham
Andrea Vindis
 
Mrs. Japheth
Imola Kézdi
 
Mrs. Noe's Friends
Júlia Albert
 
Mrs. Noe's Friends
Kati Panek
 
Mrs. Noe's Friends
Zsuzsa Gajzágó
 
Mrs. Noe's Friends
Emese Ambrus
and children from Cluj
directed by
György Selmeczi
 
dramaturg
András Visky
 
set design
István Ferencz
 
set design
Endre Nagy
 
projected images
Emmanuel Pastor
 
projected images
Attila Venczel
 
choreography
Árpád Könczei
 
director's assistant
László Mányoki
 
stage manager
Judit László
 
prompter
Zsófi Bálint
 
musical coordinator
Katalin G. Incze
 
concert-maestro
Endre Ferenczi
 
children orchestra conducted by
Szabolcs Kulcsár
 
Blockflöte company conducted by
Zoltán Majó
 
conducted by
György Selmeczi
 
conducted by
Katalin G. Incze

Date of the opening: február 02, 2003

The history of humanity is visualised in this performance, from the beginning to the Flood survivor remnant of Noah. The first part of the performance, the play Sunday School, written by András Visky and set to music by György Selmeczi, was inspired by the atmosphere of medieval mystery plays. It presents the birth of the first child,  the fratricide of Cain, and the founding of a town. This all prepares the way for the second part, the children's opera Noah's Flood by contemporary composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). 
The director of the play, György Selmeczi, says that the feeling of incessant menace is peculiar to our times, so that the subject of the Flood is more than topical.  Accordingly, especially in the theatre, it cannot be balkedat. "I know the story, I have already seen it, I have already heard it, only not in the Theatre. At a given time, somebody - children -  have the huge imperative to impart to us what we already know, but have forgotten, something we are not dealing with.” The performance gives an opportunity for this, whilst the most important elements of play and serenity remain, together with the love residant in community as a supporting power.
Opening date: February 23, 2003.