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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.

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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BudapestLove and Other DemonsHungarian première

Eötvös: Love and Other Demons
Péter Eötvös; Silviu Purcarete; Hungarian State Opera; Helmut Stürmer; Tetiana Zhuravel; Gergely Boncsér


Verdi: Aida
Marco Comin; János Mohácsi; Hungarian State Opera; Khell Zsolt; Kriszta Remete; István Kovács; Ferenc Cserhalmi

BudapestMadama ButterflyNew production

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
TBC; Kriszta Székely; Hungarian State Opera; Balázs Cziegler; Fruzsina Nagy; Eszter Sümegi; Gabriella Létay Kiss


Bizet: Carmen
Josep Caballé-Domenech; Hungarian State Opera; Atilla Kiss B; Francesco Pio Galasso; Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz; Atala Schöck
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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.
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Rautavaara's The Mine in Budapest

Opening the weekend that marked the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution, The Mine (Bánya), the first of Rautavaara's nine operas, dramatizes events from those turbulent times. 
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