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Tannhäuser's long and tortuous journey of the spirit in Budapest

By , 17 June 2018
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The ultimate love story: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in Budapest

By , 16 June 2018
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Hungarian State Opera's “Best of Ring”: Wagner highlights in Budapest

By , 11 June 2018
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A powerful gale of sound in Budapest's Dutchman

By , 08 June 2018
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Un ballo in maschera glitters but doesn’t ignite in Budapest

By , 21 April 2018
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Keeping Up with the Prussians: an homage to Wilhelmine von Bayreuth with Hasse's Artaserse

By , 21 April 2018
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All good fun: a flesh-and-blood Falstaff at Müpa Budapest

By , 06 March 2018
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A journey to the Indies: an excellent Les Indes galantes at Müpa Budapest

By , 27 February 2018
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A Mozart showcase for two young pianists at Müpa, Budapest

By , 11 February 2018
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Senza sangue the ideal partner to Bluebeard’s Castle in sensational Hungarian double bill

By , 10 February 2018
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A radiant start to the year in Budapest: Haydn's The Creation at Müpa

By , 01 January 2018
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Christmas celebrations with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre in Budapest

By , 13 December 2017
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Garbage bins and shopping trolleys: a disappointing new Hänsel und Gretel in Budapest

By , 09 December 2017
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Classic 47˚N19˚E: Theme and Variations / Études opens in Budapest

By , 17 November 2017
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Too much consolation: Dvořák’s Stabat Mater at Müpa

By , 01 November 2017
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Hungarian State Opera makes a strong case for Verdi's Stiffelio

By , 30 October 2017
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Ke Ma and Apor Szüts: young pianists in Budapest

By , 29 October 2017
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Les Huguenots powerfully driven by Oliver von Dohnányi at Hungarian State Opera

By , 28 October 2017
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Three shades of Hans van Manen by the Hungarian National Ballet

By , 20 October 2017
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Hungarian forces at their finest: Nabucco revived at the Erkel Theatre

By , 19 October 2017
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Don Giovanni stripped bare in Budapest

By , 24 September 2017
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Boom or bust: the Hungarian State Opera's new Bánk Bán

By , 09 September 2017
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A brilliant end to the season: Marianna Venekei’s A Streetcar Named Desire premieres in Budapest

By , 17 June 2017
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Hungarian State Opera's slow-motion The Queen of Sheba verges on La Sonnambula

By , 18 May 2017
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Komische Oper's Zauberflöte enchants Budapest

By , 20 April 2017
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Hungarian National Ballet superb in Manon

By , 09 April 2017
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Musical performances stand out in new Siegfried at the Hungarian State Opera

By , 19 March 2017
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A national classic in a convoluted staging: Erkel's Hunyadi László in Budapest

By , 10 March 2017
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Lack of emotional connection in Pique Dame in Budapest

By , 03 March 2017
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A splendid Solomon in Budapest

By , 01 February 2017
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Péter Eötvös' Love and other demons: music for martyrs in Budapest

By , 27 January 2017
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Pietari Inkinen’s finely-wrought Russian landscapes poke history’s ribs

By , 13 January 2017
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Oldie but goodie: La bohème at the Hungarian State Opera

By , 23 December 2016
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The arts are blooming in William Christie’s Budapest Messiah

By , 17 December 2016
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Camille Saint-Saëns: Várdai and Vigh unveil musical treasures in Budapest

By , 14 December 2016
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In memoriam Zoltán Kocsis: tribute by the Budapest Festival Orchestra tops a stunning concert

By , 02 December 2016
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A one-woman show: new Lucia di Lammermoor opens in Budapest

By , 18 November 2016
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Tosca in Budapest: cast captivates in Puccini's shabby little shocker

By , 05 November 2016
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Rautavaara's The Mine marks 60th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution

By , 21 October 2016
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Bartók beyond borders at Pesti Vigadó: Joolz Gale’s musical laboratory

By , 09 October 2016
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Bartók double bill at Müpa: Bluebeard’s Castle in its uncontrived, uncontaminated, original glory!

By , 07 October 2016
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Znaniecki's directorial success in Budapest: Kodály’s The Spinning Room

By , 01 October 2016
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A new Traviata with passions running low in Budapest

By , 24 September 2016
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Paris Impressions: Fischer and Feng’s foray into French repertoire in Budapest

By , 23 September 2016
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Newly-minted Festival Academy Budapest debuts first edition with feisty fare

By , 24 July 2016
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Long resonance of an overwhelming ending: an intoxicating Ring ends in Budapest

By , 19 June 2016
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Portents in place for a downfall: brilliant Rheingold opens Budapest Ring

By , 16 June 2016
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Drowned in the orchestral storm: Otello at the Hungarian State Opera

By , 27 May 2016
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Dazzling performances from the star-cross'd lovers: Capuleti e i Montecchi in Budapest

By , 23 May 2016
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Gallic double act: Latry and Lefebvre brings Orgona10 Festival to a close in Budapest

By , 22 May 2016
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