György Ránki adapted Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Emperor's New Clothes with the help of poet and lyricist Amy Károlyi. The story contains some eternal wisdom: hypocrisy and fear are deadly poisons, and it is often children who are most likely to utter the truth. In this case, the truth is the fact that the king marching before his people in his 'new clothes', woven by the miracle-weavers, is in fact wearing nothing at all! Tyrants should tremble at the power of laughter: King Pomádé is ultimately swept from power by the guffaws and ridicule of the people.
György Ránki, who has already demonstrated his outstanding sense of humour in many other compositions, wrote this delightful children's opera to the ingenious libretto by Amy Károlyi. As a one-time student of Zoltán Kodály's, the composer freely used Hungarian folk songs as well as elements from pop and jazz music to form his colourful, eclectic style, an entertaining blend that captivates listeners with its virtuosity and gracefulness.
Not only is King Pomádé's New Clothes full of catchy ...music, it is also a riveting drama. This is something the audience of 10- to 14-year-olds is sure to be convinced of during the Opera Matinée series with the help of the production's director Attila Toronykőy, the cast of singers, the Sinfonietta Erudita and conductor Péter Oberfrank.
Age: 8-14 year
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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