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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BudapestLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Balázs Kocsár; Kálmán Nádasdy; Hungarian State Opera; János Kovács; Gusztáv Oláh; Tivadar Márk; Boldizsár László

BudapestThe Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Tamás Solymosi; Wayne Eagling; Hungarian National Ballet; Kálmán Szennai; Imre Kollár; András Déri; Péter Halász

BudapestHänsel und GretelNew production

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel
János Kovács; Rafael Villalobos; Hungarian State Opera; Emanuele Sinisi; Zsófia Kálnay; Gabriella Balga

BudapestAndrea Chénier

Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Jader Bignamini; Hungarian State Opera; Yusif Eyvazov; Elchin Azizov; Anna Netrebko; Szilvia Vörös

BudapestNew Year's at the Erkel

Pacsay, Wagner, Tóth, Beethoven
Gergely Kesselyák; Hungarian State Opera; Hungarian National Ballet; István Kovács; Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz

BudapestDer Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron)

Strauss II: Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron)
Domonkos Héja; Miklós Szinetár; Hungarian State Opera; Balázs Horesnyi; Márta Pilinyi; Lajos Geiger; Zsolt Haja

BudapestThe Vampire

Marschner: The Vampire
Ádám Cser; Hungarian State Opera; Krisztián Cser; Borbála Keszei; Klára Kolonits; Péter Balczó

BudapestBéla futása (Béla’s Flight)

Ruzitska, Orban
György Selmeczi; Ferenc Anger; Hungarian State Opera; Gergely Zöldy; Tímea Fülöp; Zsuzsa Barabás
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Garbage bins and shopping trolleys

A new production of Humperdinck's charming opera fails to enchant at the Erkel Theatre. 
***11
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Theme and Variations / Études opens in Budapest

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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Making a strong case for Verdi's Stiffelio

Show-stealing bass singing from Krisztián Cser and an immensely powerful Act 2 make a persuasive case for Verdi's neglected predecessor to Rigoletto.
****1
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Les Huguenots at Hungarian State Opera

Oliver von Dohnányi leads a great orchestral performance to drive Meyerbeer's grand historical epic, lit up by sparkling coloratura from Klára Kolonits.
****1
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Three shades of Hans van Manen

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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A Streetcar Named Desire premieres in Budapest

The Hungarian National Ballet brilliantly closes the season with the world premiere of Marianna Venekei’s version of Tennessee Williams’ classic A Streetcar Named Desire on music by László Dés.
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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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Garbage bins and shopping trolleys

A new production of Humperdinck's charming opera fails to enchant at the Erkel Theatre. 
***11
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