José Cura, tenor, conductor, and composer is set to world premiere his first opera “Montezuma and the Red Priest – Opera Buffa, Ma Non Troppo,” on January 29, 2020 in Hungary at the Music Academy in the Great Hall.
The opera, which was written by Cura, is “apparently about” the birth of the Vivaldi opera “Montezuma” and will highlight a numerous array of characters. The opera will headline Donát Varga as Vivaldi, with Blaon Domonkos as Handel, József Gál, as Scarlatti, and Zoltán Megyesi as Filomeno. Other cast members include Matias Tosi as Montezuma alongside János Alagi, Katalin Károlyi, and Lászlo Borbála, among others.
The opera will be in several languages with Cura conducting the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.