The Hungarian State Opera

Kaivos 2016

(The Mine)

Two new creations were produced in the Hungarian State Opera to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 1956 revolution. Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Kaivos was composed in 1957 but was never produced, before today, because of its political content. It is a sombre story of a miner society that fights desperately for its freedom.

Composer: Einojuhani Rautavaara
Libretto: Einojuhani Rautavaara

Set design: Antti Mattila
Costume design: Piia Rinne
Light design: Vilppu Kiljunen, Antti Mattila

Musical direction: Tibor Bogányi

Simon: Tommi Hakala
Ira: Adrienn Miksch
The Commissar: Béla Soós Laborfalvi
Priest: Péter Fried
Marko: Atilla B.Kiss
Vanha: Ferenc Bazsinka

Choir of The Hungarian State Opera