Director: Gábor Koltay
Cast: László Pelsöczy, Miklós Varga, Gyula Vikidál
Music: Levente Szörényi
Lyrics: János Bródy, Gábor Koltay, Miklós Boldizsár
Hungary, 1984, 100’, color
Hungarian with Turkish subtitles
The Stephen the King is an iconic Hungarian rock-opera composed by Levente Szörényi and Lajos Bródy based on the life of Saint Stephen of Hungary. The show was first staged in 1983. The choice of a theme was both strongly connected with national history and with the Christian religion seemed rather daring in the Hungary of the early 1980s. The opera is based on actual historical events, yet treats them quite freely. In the late 10th century, Géza, ruling prince (fejedelem) of the pagan Magyar (Hungarian) people recognized that his people would not have a future if they did not found a Christian state. He invited Catholic missionaries to his lands and let his son Vajk be baptized István (Stephen) and brought up as a Catholic.
Ali Sami is born in Rusçuk in 1866, and moves to İstanbul. Because his family is registered in the Beylerbeyi quarter of Üsküdar, Ali Sami is also called Üsküdarlı Ali Sami. He graduates from the Mühendishane-i Berri-i Hümayun in 1866 and becomes a teacher of painting and photography at the school.
The exhibition “Look At Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection” examined portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos shaped a labyrinth of gazes that invite spectators to reflect themselves in the social mirror of portraits.
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