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Philippe Jaroussky and Emőke Baráth © Attila Nagy, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

Handelian dream team: Jaroussky and Baráth delight in Budapest

By , 13 September 2018
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Sophie Koch (Venus) and Stephen Gould (Tannhäuser) © Zsófia Pályi, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

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

By , 17 June 2018
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Allison Oakes (Isolde) and Peter Seiffert (Tristan) © Zsófia Pályi, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

The ultimate love story: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in Budapest

By , 16 June 2018
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Elisabet Strid (Senta) © Gábor Kotschy | Müpa Budapest
Budapest

A powerful gale of sound in Budapest's Dutchman

By , 08 June 2018
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Nicola Alaimo (Falstaff) © János Posztós, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

All good fun: a flesh-and-blood Falstaff at Müpa Budapest

By , 06 March 2018
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Véronique Gens, György Vashegyi and Thomas Dolié © Attila Nagy | Müpa Budapest
Budapest

A journey to the Indies: an excellent Les Indes galantes at Müpa Budapest

By , 27 February 2018
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Krisztián Kocsis © Luca Kende
Budapest

A Mozart showcase for two young pianists at Müpa, Budapest

By , 11 February 2018
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Viktória Vizin and Jordan Shanahan in Senza sangue © Zsófia Pályi | Müpa Budapest
Budapest

Senza sangue the ideal partner to Bluebeard’s Castle in sensational Hungarian double bill

By , 10 February 2018
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Ádám Fischer conducting The Creation © Gábor Kotschy, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

A radiant start to the year in Budapest: Haydn's The Creation at Müpa

By , 01 January 2018
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Marc Minkowski © János Posztós, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

Christmas celebrations with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre in Budapest

By , 13 December 2017
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Riccardo Frizza conducts the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra © János Posztós, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

Too much consolation: Dvořák’s Stabat Mater at Müpa

By , 01 November 2017
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Ke Ma © Pályi Zsófia, Müpa
Budapest

Ke Ma and Apor Szüts: young pianists in Budapest

By , 29 October 2017
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Christopher Maltman (Don Giovanni) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (The Commendatore) © Jane Hobson
Budapest

Don Giovanni stripped bare in Budapest

By , 24 September 2017
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Pietari Inkinen © Nguye Phuong
Budapest

Pietari Inkinen’s finely-wrought Russian landscapes poke history’s ribs

By , 13 January 2017
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William Christie © János Posztós | Müpa Budapest
Budapest

The arts are blooming in William Christie’s Budapest Messiah

By , 17 December 2016
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Andrea Szántó and Gábor Bretz in Duke Blackbeard's Castle © János Posztós, CAFe Budapest
Budapest

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

By , 07 October 2016
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Ning Feng © Felix Broede
Budapest

Paris Impressions: Fischer and Feng’s foray into French repertoire in Budapest

By , 23 September 2016
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Evelyn Herlitzius (Brünnhilde) and Waltraud Meier (Waltraute) © Zsófia Pályi | Müpa
Budapest

Long resonance of an overwhelming ending: an intoxicating Ring ends in Budapest

By , 19 June 2016
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Zsolt Haja, Zoltán Nyári, Tünde Szabóki, Atala Schöck, Johan Reuter, Gábor Bretz & Walter Fink © Zsófia Pályi | Müpa
Budapest

Portents in place for a downfall: brilliant Rheingold opens Budapest Ring

By , 16 June 2016
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Olivier Latry and Philippe Lefebvre © János Posztós, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

Gallic double act: Latry and Lefebvre brings Orgona10 Festival to a close in Budapest

By , 22 May 2016
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Zoltán Gárdonyi
Budapest

Three generations of Gárdonyis in Budapest: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue

By , 22 May 2016
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Balázs Szabó and Zsigmond Szathmáry © János Posztós, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

Liszt, Kodály and Bartók organ transcriptions in Budapest

By , 22 May 2016
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Pál Mácsai and László Fassang © János Posztós, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

László Fassang: organ spectacular in Budapest

By , 21 May 2016
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Emőke Baráth © Zsófi Raffay
Budapest

Idomeneo takes Budapest by storm

By , 10 April 2016
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Julian Rachlin © Julia Wesely
Budapest

Budapest Spring Festival opens with rapturous rendition of Bartók’s Viola Concerto

By , 08 April 2016
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Capella Savaria (rehearsal photo) © Zsófia Pályi, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

Complete Brandenburg Cycle in Budapest by Capella Savaria

By , 03 March 2016
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Le Poème Harmonique © Attila Nagy, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

Budapest's Early Music Festival opens with an evening of French Sacred Music

By , 02 March 2016
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Nikolai Lugansky © Marco Borggreve, Naāva Ambroisie
Budapest

Musical fireworks by Nikolai Lugansky and the Budapest Festival Orchestra

By , 25 February 2016
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Gregory Vajda © Bela Szaloky
Budapest

Sparkling Mitteleuropa fare with Enescu, Vajda and Dvořák in Budapest

By , 03 February 2016
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© János Posztós/Müpa Budapest
Budapest

Wagner's Flying Dutchman in Budapest

By , 20 June 2015
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Luciano Ganci and Elena Moşuc © János Posztós | Palace of Arts, Budapest
Budapest

Outstanding singing from Ganci and Moşuc illuminates San Carlo's Luisa Miller in Budapest

By , 26 April 2015
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Irene Théorin as Brünnhilde © Palace of Arts
Budapest

Adam Fischer and Iréne Théorin make an unforgettable Götterdämmerung

By , 15 June 2014
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Gerhard Siegel as Mime © Palace of arts
Budapest

Gerhard Siegel outstanding in Siegfried in Budapest

By , 14 June 2014
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Judit Nemeth as Fricka and Egils Silins as Wotan © Palace of Arts, Budapest
Budapest

Extreme emotions for extreme events: Die Walküre in Budapest

By , 12 June 2014
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© Palace of Arts, Budapest
Budapest

Who needs full staging? Das Rheingold at MüPa in Budapest

By , 11 June 2014
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Daniel Brenna (Siegfried) und Elisabet Strid (Brünnhilde) © János Posztós | Müpa
Budapest

Held tötet Kinderzeichnung: Siegfried mit einer Prise Ironie

By , 18 June 2016
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Johan Reuter (Wotan) © János Posztós | Müpa
Budapest

Wenn Wagner wie ein Schubert-Lied klingt: feine Lyrik im zweiten Teil des Budapester Rings

By , 17 June 2016
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Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer © Zsuzsanna Peto
Budapest

Une enchanteresse Rusalka en terre magyare

By , 13 May 2014
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