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Hungarian Theater in Pest

CHESS

Chess (CHESS) musical is a piece of love, passion, play and struggle, the story of two world chess championship finals, which is controlled by the fight of two super-powers. Benny Andersson, Tim Rice and Björn Ulvaeus created one of the most musically demanding pieces of musical literature in the world.

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06 Aug 2023, 15:00 – 18:00

Hungarian Theater in Pest, Budapest, Hevesi Sándor tér 4, 1077 Hungary

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Benny Andersson - Tim Rice - Björn Ulvaeus: CHESS (Chess) musicalChess concert - why?

"In recent years, I have become more and more determined to have an English version of Chess that I can happily recommend to producers and directors in the future. If anyone wants to know which version I support, then my answer is the performance presented at the Royal Albert Hall. With the great help and support of director Hugh Wooldridge, I returned to the original disc recording. I kept some of the songs and scenes that were prepared for the London and Broadway shows, so the story was cleaner. Hugh and I decided that in this major new performance we would place the score above all else, submit to the demands of the music. Essentially, Chess has returned to its 1984 roots. With the passage of time - which turned into an advantage - it has now clearly become a classic. Björn and Benny's great music was already known 10 years ago when we started Chess, it's extraordinary; the world now knows that their music is timeless and timeless. I hope that the piece that I was fortunate enough to create together with them will one day be a valued part of their brilliant legacy.” Tim Rice2008, May.

Chess (CHESS) musical is a piece of love, passion, play and struggle, the story of two world chess championship finals, which is governed by the fight of two super-powers. Benny Andersson Tim Rice and  Björn Ulvaeus created one of the most musically demanding pieces of musical literature in the world. The exciting battle between the honest sportsman, the careerist genius, the frustrated, skillful but sensitive tactician, the lover struggling vulnerable in the web of power and the big political manipulators is characteristically shown by the scenes and the superbly orchestrated, beautiful, sometimes dramatic melodies. The excellent orchestra, huge choir, excellent singers and dancers, whose talents we can also admire at the unforgettable performances of the Vampires' Ball, make the evening memorable.Chess musical

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