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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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BudapestPorgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
András Almási-Toth; Hungarian State Opera; Sebastian Hannak

BudapestLa fanciulla del West

La fanciulla del West
Puccini: La fanciulla del West
Vasily Barkhatov; Hungarian State Opera; Zinovy Margolin; Olga Shaishmelashvili

BudapestRigoletto

Rigoletto
Verdi: Rigoletto
Miklós Szinetár; Hungarian State Opera; Attila Csikós; Rita Velich

BudapestThe Nutcracker

The Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Tamás Solymosi; Wayne Eagling; Hungarian National Ballet; Gusztáv Oláh; Nóra Rományi

BudapestLa bohème 2.0

La bohème 2.0
Puccini: La bohème
Damiano Michieletto; Hungarian State Opera; Paolo Fantin; Carla Teti

BudapestKomlósi35 - Anniversary gala concert

Komlósi35 - Anniversary gala concert
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; János Kovács; Hungarian State Opera; Ildikó Komlósi

BudapestDie Fledermaus

Die Fledermaus
Strauss II: Die Fledermaus
Miklós Szinetár; Hungarian State Opera; Attila Csikós; Nelly Vágó
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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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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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A strongly themed 2019-20 season for Hungarian State Opera

With over twenty new productions of opera, ballet, dance or staged choral works, the Hungarian State Opera and Hungarian National Ballet present a 2019/20 packed with interesting ideas, many of them with a Christian theme to celebrate the forthcoming Eucharistic Congress.
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