Guide to Hungarian State Opera

THE HUNGARIAN OPERA HOUSE WILL CLOSE FOR RENOVATION FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON BUT YOU WILL FIND THEIR EVENTS WHEN YOU SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE
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BudapestBilly Elliot: The Musical

John: Music from Billy Elliot
István Silló; Hungarian State Opera; Géza Köteles

BudapestChamber music performances

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BudapestBánk bánNew production

Erkel: Bánk bán
Balázs Kocsár; Attila Vidnyánszky; Hungarian State Opera; Oleksandr Bilozub; Viktória Nagy; András Káldi Kiss; Judit Németh

BudapestIl campanello

Donizetti: Il campanello
Géza Köteles; Balázs Benő Fehér; Hungarian State Opera; Sára Szalai; Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser; Mária Farkasréti

BudapestThe Telephone

Menotti: The Telephone
Géza Köteles; András Almási-Toth; Hungarian State Opera; One Nikon; Krisztina Lisztopád; Orsolya Sáfár; Zoltán Bátki Fazekas

BudapestI pazzi per progetto (Madmen by Design)

Donizetti: I pazzi per progetto (Madmen by Design)
Géza Köteles; Bálint Szilágyi; Hungarian State Opera; Adrienn Fógel; Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser; Éva Várhelyi

BudapestOpera134 - The Earthly Wagner

Wagner
Stefan Soltesz; Hungarian State Opera; Polina Pasztircsák; Eszter Sümegi; Boldizsár László

BudapestIl trittico (Suor Angelica; Gianni Schicchi)

Puccini
Gergely Kesselyák; Ferenc Anger; Hungarian State Opera; Gabriella Létay Kiss; Andrea Edina Ulbrich; Veronika Dobi-Kiss; Mária Farkasréti
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Hungarian State Opera's slow-motion The Queen of Sheba

The score of Goldmark's opera is filled with lovely orchestral surprises, in addition to stunning arias, but is often filled with an abundance of slow tempos.
***11
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Musical performances stand out in Budapest Siegfried

The third installment of Géza M. Tóth's staging of the Ring, this Siegfried is visually striking, but it's only a strong cast, and above all Egils Silins' Wanderer, that makes it worth attending.
***11
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Erkel's Hunyadi László in Budapest

With a convoluted production and uneven cast, Tamás Pál in the pit and Klára Kolonits as Erzsébet Szilágyi prove to be the highlights of the performance of this Erkel classic.
**111
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Lack of emotional connection in Pique Dame

This double cast, nine-day revival of Vadim Milkov's staging of Pique Dame offers a relatively straight reading of Tchaikovsky's opera about the obsessive Pushkin-based character Herman. Embracing the opera's choral and dance passages, spectacle and pageantry are paramount; the drama's surreal and more nuanced dimensions could have been better profiled.
**111
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Péter Eötvös: music for martyrs in Budapest

The Hungarian State Opera offered up a belated Hungarian première by one of its native sons, Péter Eötvös – his 2007 opera Love and Other Demons.
***11
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White, Black – Opposites in Attraction

The Hungarian Nation Ballet presents a stunning programme in which Kyliàn's Black and White masterpieces are paired with Lander's polished Études
****1
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Hungarian State Opera's slow-motion The Queen of Sheba

The score of Goldmark's opera is filled with lovely orchestral surprises, in addition to stunning arias, but is often filled with an abundance of slow tempos.
***11
Read more

Musical performances stand out in Budapest Siegfried

The third installment of Géza M. Tóth's staging of the Ring, this Siegfried is visually striking, but it's only a strong cast, and above all Egils Silins' Wanderer, that makes it worth attending.
***11
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