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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Budapest

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BudapestBluebeard100 - Péter Eötvös: Senza sangue; Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's CastleNew production

Bluebeard100 - Péter Eötvös: Senza sangue; Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle
Eötvös, Bartók
Péter Eötvös; Kasper Holten; Hungarian State Opera; Gergely Vajda; Steffen Aarfing; Csaba Szegedi; Andrea Meláth

BudapestSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Kocsak: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Gyula Harangozó; Hungarian National Ballet; Máté Hámori; Kentaur; Rita Velich; Kálmán Szennai

BudapestBluebeard100 - Iván Madarász: Prologue; Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's CastleNew production

Bluebeard100 - Iván Madarász: Prologue; Béla Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle
Madarász, Bartók
Ádám Medveczky; Viktor Nagy; Hungarian State Opera; Nelly Vágó; Adrienn Miksch; TBC; Péter Balczó

BudapestBarbie BlueNew production

Vajda: Barbie Blue
Gergely Vajda; Miklós Szinetár; Hungarian State Opera; Rita Velich; Zsófia Kálnay; Levente Molnár; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
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An homage to Wilhelmine von Bayreuth with Hasse's Artaserse

Natalya Boeva © Zsófia Pályi, Budapest Spring Festival
In a pasticcio of Hasse’s Artaserse and Ezio, director Balázs Kovalik and the students of the Theaterakademie August Everding stage the life of Wilhelmine von Bayreuth.
***11
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Un ballo glitters but doesn’t ignite in Budapest

Eszter Sümegi (Amelia), Attila Fekete (Gustavo) and Alexandru Agache (Renato) © Valter Berecz
The acting was patchy and the singing ranged from serviceable to laudable in this dazzling new production at the Budapest Spring Festival.
***11
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All good fun: a flesh-and-blood Falstaff at Müpa Budapest

Nicola Alaimo (Falstaff) © János Posztós, Müpa Budapest
The Iván Fischer Opera Company makes a triumphant foray into Verdi's oeuvre.
****1
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Excellent Les Indes galantes at Müpa

Véronique Gens, György Vashegyi and Thomas Dolié © Attila Nagy | Müpa Budapest
A delightful performance of Rameau's opera opens the Müpa's Early Music Festival.
****1
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