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Guide to Hungarian State Opera

The Hungarian Opera House will be under renovation until 2020 but you will find their events when you scroll down this page
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BudapestCavalleria rusticana

Cavalleria rusticana
Mascagni, Leoncavallo
Marco Comin; Georges Delnon; Hungarian State Opera; Madeleine Schleich; Prisca Baumann; Ildikó Komlósi; Zsófia Kálnay

BudapestHáry János

Háry János
Kodály: Háry János
Török Géza; Attila Vidnyánszky; Hungarian State Opera; Máté Hámori; Ádám Medveczky; Oleksandr Bilozub; Bianca Imelda Jeremias

BudapestGold and the Woman / The Tót FamilyNew production

Gold and the Woman / The Tót Family
Kenessey, Tóth
Zsolt Jankó; Csaba Káel; Hungarian State Opera; Éva Szendrényi; István Kovács; Zita Váradi; Atilla Kiss B

BudapestA Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
Dés: A Streetcar Named Desire
Marianna Venekei; Hungarian National Ballet; Gergely Zöldy; Bianca Imelda Jeremias

BudapestPas de quatre

Pas de quatre
Various, Rachmaninov, Schubert
Leo Mujic; Various; Corneliu Gnea; William Forsythe; Ballet Company of Győr; Ballet Pécs; Szeged Contemporary Dance Company; Hungarian National Ballet

BudapestSylvia

Sylvia
Delibes: Sylvia
László Seregi; Hungarian National Ballet; András Déri; Gábor Forray; Tivadar Márk

BudapestManon LescautNew production

Manon Lescaut
Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Balázs Kocsár; Máté Szabó; Hungarian State Opera; Anni Füzér; Gabriella Létay Kiss; Gergely Boncsér; Attila Fekete
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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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The Hungarian National Ballet brings its Don Quixote to New York

Tatiana Melnik (Kitri), Hungarian National Ballet's Don Quixote © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera
In addition to providing a showcase for the principals, the ballet provides ample opportunity for the company's soloists to shine.
****1
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Theme and Variations / Études opens in Budapest

The Hungarian National Ballet in Etudes © Szilvia Csibi | Hungarian State Opera
A double bill that focuses on the purity of classical ballet form, in a fine combined 70th Anniversary celebration, excellently performed by Hungarian National Ballet.  
***11
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Three shades of Hans van Manen

Aliya Tanykpayeva and Iurii Kekalo in Trois Gnossiennes © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera
Now an ever-developing city, Budapest has become much more than faded grandeur, actually, and the Hungarian National Ballet’s recent moves reflect just that
****1
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Puccini and plenty more: Hungarian State Opera in 2018-9

Carmen © Attila Nágy
After an extensive tour while the Opera House is refurbished, the company returns to its ancestral home with a concentrated dose of all twelve Puccini operas. But the repertory system ensures that there's plenty of other fare.
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