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Ars longa, vita brevis.

"The language of music is common to all generations and nations; it is understood by everybody, since it is understood with the heart."

Gioachino Rossini

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A Journey Around the Accordion

A duo of young and astounding talents, an unconventional musical experience, and some of the best vines of the Villány region await the audience on the 11th of July in the garden of the Bishop’s Palace for the upcoming event of the Püspökvári Music Nights concert series. Come along to be part of an exciting musical dialogue between accordionist Tamás Kéméndi, and opera singer Botond Ódor.


"I thought opera —as a genre— was just too stilted, too mannered and completely out of touch with reality. I could hardly find it genuine in every sense. Then I realised that opera could be done in a different way. This realisation came when I first listened to Jonas Kaufmann, the tenor” admits Botond Ódor who has been cast in Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna, which will be staged by Róbert Alföldi during this year’s Armel Opera Competition." - excerpt from the interview in Hungarian

LIBRARIUS contemporary cultural magazine

"Not only does the voice, but his mightily robust bodily presence, and fine acting allows Botond Ódor to fully embody the gentle giant character of Beppe. This gentleness blooms in his arias, creating an unmistakeable characteristic of his. I’m being beaten, and even if I don’t like it and I don’t want it to continue, I shall still stay and persist— might be the motto of this embodiment of tenderness which is Ódor’s Beppe." - excerpt from the report in Hungarian

Photo: Gábor Dorcsák