Guide to Hungarian State Opera

The Hungarian State Opera performs at the opulent Hungarian State Opera House and at the Erkel Theatre. Scroll down this page to find out all you need to know: read reviews and featured articles, find events and performances and see video clips of previous works.
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Hungarian State Opera's 2016-7 season

Hungarian State Opera's 2016-7 season starts with a new production of La traviata, ends with the world première of Levente Gyöngyösi’s The Master and Margarita and spans a wide range of everything in between.
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BudapestAndrea Chénier

Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Pinchas Steinberg; György Selmeczi; Hungarian State Opera; Edit Zeke; Rita Velich; Attila Fekete; Kamen Chanev

BudapestIl trittico

Puccini
TBC; Ferenc Anger; Hungarian State Opera; Gergely Zöldy; Michele Kalmandy; Károly Szemerédy

BudapestDon Pasquale

Donizetti: Don Pasquale
Gábor Káli; Csaba Káel; Hungarian State Opera; Éva Szendrényi; Anikó Németh; Tamás Szüle; László Szvétek

BudapestThe Queen of Spades

Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (Pique-Dame)
Pedro Halffter; Vadim Milkov; Hungarian State Opera; Victor Volsky; Rafael Volsky; Mikhail Gubsky; Kristian Benedikt
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Péter Eötvös: music for martyrs in Budapest

The Hungarian State Opera offered up a belated Hungarian première by one of its native sons, Péter Eötvös – his 2007 opera Love and Other Demons.
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Oldie but goodie: La bohème at the Hungarian State Opera

A warhorse on its own, Kálmán Nádasdy's 79-year-old production works surprisingly well, providing a nice evening's entertainment with a dedicated cast.
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A one-woman show: Lucia di Lammermoor

Klára Kolonits's marvellous Lucia is the only thing brightening the bleak performance of the Hungarian State Opera's new Lucia di Lammermoor.
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Cast captivates in Puccini's shabby little shocker

Quality singing impresses in Puccini's opera at the Hungarian State Opera, despite a dusty staging.
***11
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