Ferenc Erkel - Hunyadi László
Opera | EAC Rip | FLAC(tracks)+cue+log+covers | 3CDs 233MB+187MB+200MB | Total time: 154'
Label: Hungaroton HCD 12581-83 | Recorded in 1984 | Released(CD): 1995
The opera is based on events which took place in Hungary in 1456-1457. The great military leader, János Hunyadi, who defended Hungary against the attacks of the Ottoman Turks is dead and power has passed to his enemies. The new king, László V, is weak and surrounded by evil advisers, who counsel him to kill Hunyadi's son, László, a leading figure in the Hungarian army. László is warned of the plot and survives. The king pretends friendship with the young man but his mother, Erzsébet, fears for the lives of her sons. The king falls in love with László's fiancée, Mária, and persuades her father to force her to marry him instead. He has László arrested, accusing him of being in a conspiracy. Mária fails in her bid to free László from prison and he is condemned to death, the executioner only succeeding in cutting off his head at the fourth attempt.