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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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BudapestLa fanciulla del WestNew production

La fanciulla del West
Puccini: La fanciulla del West
Balázs Kocsár; Vasily Barkhatov; Hungarian State Opera; Zinovy Margolin; Olga Shaishmelashvili; Éva Bátori; Szilvia Rálik

BudapestMadama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Pietro Rizzo; Miklós-Gábor Kerényi; Hungarian State Opera; Kentaur; Andrea Rost; Boldizsár László; Anatolij Fokanov

BudapestLa rondineNew production

La rondine
Puccini: La rondine
Jószef Horváth; Ferenc Anger; Hungarian State Opera; Gergely Zöldy; Hungarian Opera of Kolozsvár

BudapestTosca

Tosca
Puccini: Tosca
Ádám Medveczky; Viktor Nagy; Hungarian State Opera; Tamás Vayer; Nelly Vágó; Eszter Sümegi; István Kovácsházi

BudapestManon LescautNew production

Manon Lescaut
Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Balázs Kocsár; Máté Szabó; Hungarian State Opera; Anni Füzér; Gabriella Létay Kiss; Gergely Boncsér; Attila Fekete

BudapestEdgarNew production

Edgar
Puccini: Edgar
Gábor Káli; Ádám Tulassay; Hungarian State Opera; Balázs Cziegler; Mónika Szelei; Beatrix Fodor; Gabriella Balga

BudapestSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Kocsak: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Gyula Harangozó; Hungarian National Ballet; Máté Hámori; István Silló; Kentaur; Rita Velich
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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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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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