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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BudapestNabucco

Verdi: Nabucco
Gergely Kesselyák; Hungarian State Opera; Edit Zeke; Janó Papp; Mihály Kalmandy; Alexandru Agache

BudapestLOLNew production

Piazzolla, Satie, Various
Hans van Manen; Hungarian National Ballet; Joop Stokvis

BudapestPiano Arias - Liszt206

Liszt
Hungarian State Opera; Gergely Boganyi; Zita Váradi

BudapestLes HuguenotsNew production

Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots
Oliver von Dohnányi; János Szikora; Hungarian State Opera; Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser; Klára Kolonits; Melinda Heiter; Gabriella Balga

BudapestStiffelio

Verdi: Stiffelio
Christian Badea; Hungarian State Opera; Boldizsár László; Anatoliy Fokanov; Anikó Bakonyi; Gergely Boncsér

BudapestRequiem

Verdi: Messa da Requiem
Pier Giorgio Morandi; Hungarian State Opera; Csilla Boross; Andrea Szántó; Alexander Roslavets

BudapestParázsfuvolácska: The Magic Flute for children

Mozart: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)
Géza Köteles; Attila Toronykőy; Hungarian National Ballet; Katalin Juhász; Krisztián Cser; Ildikó Szakács

BudapestL'elisir d'amore

Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Gábor Káli; Sándor Palcsó; Hungarian State Opera; Attila Csikós; Judit Beda; Zita Szemere; Zita Váradi
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Boom or bust: the Hungarian State Opera's new Bánk Bán

The big heart and generous melodies of Ferenc Erkel's fine opera shine through in difficult circumstances in Atilla Vidnyánszky semi-abstract new staging at the Erkel Theatre.
****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
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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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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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Boom or bust: the Hungarian State Opera's new Bánk Bán

The big heart and generous melodies of Ferenc Erkel's fine opera shine through in difficult circumstances in Atilla Vidnyánszky semi-abstract new staging at the Erkel Theatre.
****1
Read more

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
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