Let’s Do Theatre!


November 8, 2021 | Monday | 17.00

Program of the Hungarian Theatre Society

Opera life outside of Budapest I.

Participants in conversation with Tibor Csizmadia: István Silló conductor, musical director of the National Theatre of Győr; Dániel Somogyi-Tóth conductor, musical director of the Csokonai Theater of Debrecen, chief musical director of the Debrecen Municipality; dr. Dániel Vadász, founder of Co-Opera, director of the Debrecen Festive Plays

In the previous Good Question series in February 2020 we discussed the issue of opera. In November 2021, we return to the topic, however, we approach the genre in a different perspective. With our guests from Debrecen, Győr, Miskolc and Pécs we are going to look at how it is possible to build on a city’s prominent musical, and particularly, opera tradition today. According what expectations of the viewers one has to compose an opera repertoire of a countryside national theatre. We will try to find out whether there are regional differences in perceiving the place and role of opera in a multiplatform national theatre. Furthermore, we will discuss the structural issues as well, that cover a wide variety of topics, including co-productions, festivals and bringing up a new generation of artists.


November 15. 17.00, Katona József Theatre – Good Question

Participants in conversation with Gerda Seres: Ádám Cser conductor, musical director of the National Theatre of Miskolc; Pál Göttinger director; Dénes Gulyás singer, opera director of the National Theatre of Pécs

The Good question series is supported by NKA and MMA

The Let’s Do Theatre series is funded by NKA

The event is free of charge. To attend the event is in accordance with the current public health restrictions due to the pandemic. The online broadcasting is available live on the Facebook sites of Good Question and Hungarian Theatre Society, while the recording will be available later on the YouTube channel of the Hungarian Theatre Society.