Egri & Pertis Piano Duo: Crosstalks 7. | If Liszt had been an opera composer...

Concert Hall

Gaetano Donizetti: Allegro
Franz Liszt: March and Cavatina from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor
Franz Liszt: Grand Concert Fantasy on themes from Bellini's La sonnambula


Gioacchino Rossini – Arnold Schönberg: The Barber of Seville – ouverture (for four hands)
Sigismund Thalberg: Mi manca la voce, after Rossini's Mosè in Egitto
Hans von Bülow: Humorous quadrille on motives from Benvenuto Cellini by Berlioz
Emmanuel Chabrier: Souvenirs de Munich – quadrille on themes from Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

  • Mónika Egri, Attila Pertis – piano
  • Miklós Szinetár – guest artist
  • Host: Szilvia Becze

The Egri & Pertis Piano Duo's concert series, Crosstalks showcases the interplay of the arts. This evening is centered on opera, a genre that is itself an interplay: a fusion of text, music, scenery and stage performance, mutually inspiring each other. But what happens when a composer transforms all this into piano music? Why were 19th-century piano virtuosos so passionate about operas, and how did they paraphrase them? Is it possible to satirize an opera? The answers will be provided by the works performed: the bel canto masters – Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini – share the programme with piano virtuosos such as Liszt, Thalberg and Chabrier. The evening's guest artist, opera director Miklós Szinetár, former director general of the Hungarian State Opera, gives a special insight into the world of the genre, while the host will once again be the popular editor and presenter of Bartók Radio, Szilvia Becze.

The concert is supported by OTP Bank.

Tickets are available for 3800 HUF on the spot,
online at,
and at InterTicket Jegypont partners across Hungary.


2023 June 11 Sunday