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István, a király ("Stephen, the King") is a Hungarian rock opera written by Levente Szörényi (music) and János Bródy (lyrics), based on the life of Saint Stephen of Hungary. The storyline was based on the play Ezredforduló (Turn of the Millennium) by Miklós Boldizsár, who co-wrote the libretto.

The opera was first staged in 1983 on an open-air stage in Budapest. This first performance was also made into a 1984 film, directed by Gábor Koltay, and its music released on… read more

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  • Amazing rock opera about the first king of Hungary. Old versus New, Christianity versus paganism, hard rock versus soft ballads, raw rock versus classical music. It's simply breathtaking. One of my beloved albums.

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