Hungarian State Opera to close season with Billy Elliot
“Billy Elliot – The Musical,” based on the hit film and directed here by Tamás Szirtes, will run from June 19 through July 14 at the Erkel Theater as the Hungarian State Opera’s season closer.
Based on the Oscar-nominated 2000 movie “Billy Elliot,” the piece by Sir Elton John and Lee Hall was first produced at the Opera House in Budapest in 2016.
The story of the working-class boy who wants to become a ballet star, originally set in northeast England, is being choreographed by Ákos Tihanyi. The cast includes several popular Hungarian players, including Nikolett Gallusz and András Stohl.
The production, in Hungarian but with English subtitles, will feature a sequence from “Swan Lake,” with artists of the Hungarian National Ballet. Géza Köteles and István Silló will conduct the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra during the performance.
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