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Béla Pintér: The Champion

Date, location, and tickets

Thursday, February 13, 2020
at 7:30 PM

Baltimore Museum of Art: Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Auditorium
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

Free Event

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Event Information

Peabody Chamber Opera  Béla Pintér, director 

Peabody Chamber Opera Orchestra   Antal Kéménczy, conductor 

Béla Pintér: The Champion 

Tickets Available: January 2

The Champion, mixing the traditions of folk theatre with the tools of opera, presents true tabloid fare–politics combined with love and sexual scandal. Presenting a reality laden with repressed secrets, it is a tableau of the public life of politicians, where the decent family life is just a front.

Using the music of Puccini, it tells a story of the Governor of the fictional state of Wynoma, whose tumultuous love life reaches a head after a successful election day. He is the kind of politician you would expect to find in a tabloid: rotten to the core, representing a political elite drowning in its own lies, and helpless as he submerges deeper and deeper in his own morass.

Note: This program contains adult language and behavior, sexual situations, and violence. Discretion is advised