Passion of Csíksomlyó

The Publishing House of HAA launched its new book on the theatrical play entitled Passion of Csíksomlyó directed by Attila Vidnyánszky, the director of the National Theatre in Budapest. At the book launch Attila Vidnyánszky said that this performance at its summer premiere outdoors in Transylvania on 18 August 2018 was one of his most elevating experiences ever. 
The audience numbered 25 thousand people at Csíksomlyó. Attila Vidnyánszky recalled that the most astonishing moments were of silence. He emphasized that there and then it turned out that the play had become history.
The Passion of Csíksomlyó has its roots in the Christian myths of origin, and raises the issue of a common European identity based on our shared religion. It proposes an entirely new theatrical language where the 18th century interpretation of the biblical story and its contemporary regeneration by poet Géza Szőcs integrate seamlessly into the religious folk songs, presented by András Berecz, and the choreography of the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble led by Zoltán Zsuráfszky. The performance at Csíksomlyó also featured hundreds of Transylvanian musicians and dancers, Franciscan monk Csaba Böjte's children's choir as well as opera singer Levente Molnár.
January 21, 2019