Dance-Opera: The death of the governor 

A kormányzó halála

Tanzoper: Tod des Gouverneurs

Drame musical: La mort de l’empereur

Production: Commissioned by the Quartz de Brest, Theatre de la Ville-Paris, L’hippodrome-Douai, Centre de Production Choregraphique-Orleans. Graceau concours de la Fondation Beaumarchais, with the participation of AlphaFnac.

Coproduction: Le Quartz Scene Nationale de Brest, Theatre dela Ville (Paris), L’Hippodrome (Douai) , Centre Choreographigue National d’Orleans

Company: Theatre Jel

Choreography and stage setting:  Josef Nadj

Dance:  Joszef Sarvari (the Emperor) – Denes Debrei (the Madman) – Marie-HeldneMortureux (the little Saint) – Gyork Szakonyi (the Doctor) – Laszlo Hudi (the Magician) – Kathleen Reynolds, Cecile Thidblemont (the Women) – Josef Nadj, Freddric Lescure (the Servants, the Philosophers).

Stage design/Scenography: Goury

Costumes: Catherine Rigault

Masks: Jean-Marie Binoche

Lighting Design:  Remi Nicolas assisted by Sylvie Vautrin

Poet:  Gyula Kodolanyi – book

Original Music by the Hungarian composer: György Szabados, interpreted on stage by the eleven musicians of the ensemble Makuz of Budapest.

Music: György Szabados with MAKUZ Orchestra
Tamás Kiss “Kobzos” (vocals), Grencsó István (sax, flute,clarinet), Dresch Mihály (sax, flute, bass clarinet), Vaskó Zsolt (flute, piccolo), Kovács Ferenc (trumpet), Mákó Miklós (trumpet), Benkő Róbert (bass), Lőrinczky Attila (bass), Gerőly Tamás (percussion), Baló István (percussion), Szabados Gyorgy (piano).

Sound Direction:  Pierre Jacquot

related_items  Composition: A kormányzó halála (The death of the Emperor)/(La mort de l’empereur)
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Musicians

performed compositions

  • Szabados György 

  • related_items  Grencsó István 

  • related_items  Dresch Mihály

  • related_items  Vaskó Zsolt

  • related_items  Kovács Ferenc

  • related_items  Mákó Miklós

  • related_items  Gerőly Tamás

  • related_items  Baló István  

  • related_items  Lőrinszky Attila 

  • related_items  Tréfás István

  • related_items  Benkő Róbert 

  • related_items  “Kobzos” Kiss Tamás

  • related_items  A kormányzó halála (The death of the Emperor)/(La mort de l’empereur)

  • related_items  Essay by Nagy József: “JEL színház”

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known live performances

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Location

Musicians

Recording

1989, ?? Nov.

premier of Dance Opera – Musical Drama – “A kormányzó halála (The death of the Emperor / La mort de l’empereur)” in Brest (F)

MAKUZ:
Szabados Gyorgy (piano, leader)
Tamás Kiss “Kobzos” (vocals)
Grencsó István (sax, flute,clarinet)
Dresch Mihály (sax, flute, bass clarinet)
Vaskó Zsolt (flute, piccolo)
Kovács Ferenc (trumpet)
Mákó Miklós (trumpet)
Benkő Róbert (bass)
Lőrinszky Attila (bass)
Gerőly Tamás (percussion)
Baló István (percussion)

movie  Video of the performances
music  Audience recording

1989, ?? Nov. or Dec.

Dance Opera – Musical Drama – “A kormányzó halála (The death of the Emperor / La mort de l’empereur)” in Douai (F)

Gyorgy Szabados (piano)
Tamás Kiss “Kobzos” (vocals)
Grencsó István (sax, flute,clarinet)
Dresch Mihály (sax, flute, bass clarinet)
Vaskó Zsolt (flute, piccolo)
Ferenc Kovacs (trumpet)
Mákó Miklós (trumpet)
Benkő Róbert  (bass)
Lőrinszky Attila (bass)
Gerőly Tamás (percussion)
Baló István (percussion)

1989, 06 Dec.

Dance Opera – Musical Drama – “A kormányzó halála (The death of the Emperor / La mort de l’empereur)” at JEL Theatre in Orleans (F)

Gyorgy Szabados (piano)
Tamás Kiss “Kobzos” (vocals)
Grencsó István (sax, flute,clarinet)
Dresch Mihály (sax, flute, bass clarinet)
Vaskó Zsolt (flute, piccolo)
Ferenc Kovacs (trumpet)
Mákó Miklós (trumpet)
Benkő Róbert  (bass)
Lőrinszky Attila (bass)
Gerőly Tamás (percussion)
Baló István (percussion)

  Video recording
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  part of the performance can be seen in the movie made 1994 by Szabados György & Bicskei Zoltán “…hanem ez a hatalmas égbolt….(but this endless canopy of the heavens)” between 48:56 – 58:10 sec.
  Audio recording from the video

1990, 30 May
1990, 31 May
1990, 01 June

Dance Opera – Musical Drama – “A kormányzó halála (The death of the Emperor / La mort de l’empereur)” at Rode Zaal, Singelploeg in Antwerp (B)

MAKUZ:
Szabados Gyorgy (piano, leader)
Tamás Kiss “Kobzos” (vocals)
Grencsó István (sax, flute,clarinet)
Dresch Mihály (sax, flute, bass clarinet)
Vaskó Zsolt (flute, piccolo)
Kovács Ferenc (trumpet)
Mákó Miklós  (trumpet)
Tréfás István  (violin)

Benkő Róbert (bass)
Lőrinszky Attila  (bass)
Gerőly Tamás (percussion)
Baló István (percussion)

1990, ?? June

Dance Opera – Musical Drama – “A kormányzó halála (The death of the Emperor / La mort de l’empereur)” in Hamburg (D)

MAKUZ:
Szabados Gyorgy (piano, leader)
Tamás Kiss “Kobzos” (vocals)
Grencsó István (sax, flute,clarinet)
Dresch Mihály (sax, flute, bass clarinet)
Vaskó Zsolt (flute, piccolo)
Kovács Ferenc (trumpet)
Mákó Miklós  (trumpet)
Tréfás István  (violin)
Benkő Róbert (bass)
Lőrinszky Attila  (bass)
Gerőly Tamás (percussion)
Baló István (percussion)

1990, ?? June

Dance Opera – Musical Drama – “A kormányzó halála (The death of the Emperor / La mort de l’empereur)” in Salzburg (A)

MAKUZ:
Szabados Gyorgy (piano, leader)
Tamás Kiss “Kobzos” (vocals)
Grencsó István (sax, flute,clarinet)
Dresch Mihály (sax, flute, bass clarinet)
Vaskó Zsolt (flute, piccolo)
Kovács Ferenc (trumpet)
Mákó Miklós  (trumpet)
Tréfás István  (violin)
Benkő Róbert (bass)
Lőrinszky Attila  (bass)
Gerőly Tamás (percussion)
Baló István (percussion)

1990, ?? June

Dance Opera – Musical Drama – “A kormányzó halála (The death of the Emperor / La mort de l’empereur)” in Lievin (F)

MAKUZ:
Gyorgy Szabados (piano, leader)
Tamás Kiss “Kobzos” (vocals)
Grencsó István (sax, flute,clarinet)
Dresch Mihály (sax, flute, bass clarinet)
Vaskó Zsolt (flute, piccolo)
Kovács Ferenc (trumpet)
Mákó Miklós (trumpet)
Tréfás István  (violin)

Benkő Róbert (bass)
Lőrinszky Attila (bass)
Gerőly Tamás (percussion)
Baló István (percussion)

movie  Video of the performance
  Audio recording from the video

between 1990, 12 – 17 June

Dance Opera – Musical Drama – “A kormányzó halála (The death of the Emperor / La mort de l’empereur)” at Theatre de la Ville, in Paris (F)

MAKUZ:
Gyorgy Szabados (piano, leader)
Tamás Kiss “Kobzos” (vocals)
Grencsó István (sax, flute,clarinet)
Dresch Mihály (sax, flute, bass clarinet)
Vaskó Zsolt (flute, piccolo)
Kovács Ferenc (trumpet)
Mákó Miklós (trumpet)
Tréfás István  (violin)

Benkő Róbert (bass)
Lőrinszky Attila (bass)
Gerőly Tamás (percussion)
Baló István (percussion)

audio info  Audience recording

1991, 16 Nov.

musicals performance of the composition without dance-opera at Vigadó Music Hall, Budapest (HU)

MAKUZ:
Gyorgy Szabados (piano, leader)
Tamás Kiss “Kobzos” (vocals)
Grencsó István (sax, flute,clarinet)
Dresch Mihály (sax, flute, bass clarinet)
Kovács Ferenc (trumpet)
Mákó Miklós (trumpet)
Benkő Róbert (bass)
Gerőly Tamás (percussion)

audio info  Audience recording

1997, 12 Sept.

at the “Jazz and Improvised Music Festival in Kanjiza” (SR) with Theater JEL
Read Essay: JEL szinház

Gyorgy Szabados (piano, leader)
Benkő Róbert (bass)
Gerőly Tamás (drums, percussion)