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Performer: Hungarian State Opera

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BudapestDon CarloNew production

Don Carlo
Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Balázs Kocsár; Frank Hilbrich; Hungarian State Opera; Volker Thiele; Gabriele Rupprecht; András Palerdi; Mykhailo Malafii

BudapestCross CantatasNew production

Cross Cantatas
Bach: Cantatas
Csaba Horváth; Hungarian State Opera

BudapestParsifalNew production

Parsifal
Wagner: Parsifal
Balázs Kocsár; András Almási-Toth; Hungarian State Opera; Sebastian Hannak; Izsák Lili; Dóra Barta

BudapestStiffelio (Concert Performance)

Stiffelio (Concert Performance)
Verdi: Stiffelio
Hungarian State Opera; Anikó Bakonyi; Zsófia Kálnay; Jenő Dékán; Boldizsár László

BudapestDie Frau ohne Schatten

Die Frau ohne Schatten
Strauss R.: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Péter Halász; János Szikora; Hungarian State Opera; Balázs Horesnyi; Kati Zoób; Szilvia Rálik; Eszter Sümegi
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Szinetár lets the laughs rule in Hungarian Magic Flute

The Hungarian State Opera's revival of The Magic Flute lacks a little magic. 
**111
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The Queen of Sheba a rare Hungarian delight in New York

Erika Gál (The Queen of Sheba) © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera
The Hungarian State Opera's first New York tour featured an opera of forbidden love set in the Biblical Times by Karl Goldmark, and was a rare treat for the New York audience.
***11
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Idiomatic Bluebeard's Castle from the Hungarians in New York

András Palerdi (Bluebeard) and Ildikó Komlósi (Judith) © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera
Powerful and evocative imagery, both literal and implied, lingered on beyond the drop of the curtain.
****1
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A worthy rarity: Erkel’s Bánk bán has its belated American première

Levente Molnár (Bánk bán) and István Rácz (Tiborc) © Attila Nagy
The music, a combination of Italian-sounding melodies, German instrumentation and Hugarian dotted rhythms, was remarkably captivating.
****1
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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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