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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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BudapestUn ballo in maschera

Un ballo in maschera
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera
Michelangelo Mazza; Fabio Ceresa; Hungarian State Opera; Tiziano Santi; Giuseppe Palella; Mykhailo Malafii; Attila Fekete

BudapestBilly Elliot - The Musical

Billy Elliot - The Musical
John: Billy Elliot
Géza Köteles; Szirtes Tamás; Hungarian State Opera; István Silló; István Szlávik; Yvette Alida Kovács

BudapestCavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci
Mascagni, Leoncavallo
Marco Comin; Georges Delnon; Hungarian State Opera; Madeleine Schleich; Prisca Baumann; Ildikó Komlósi; Carlo Ventre

Budapest1st StepsNew production

1st Steps
Satie, Various, Reich
Hans van Manen; Johan Inger; Jiří Kylián; Alexander Ekman; Hungarian National Ballet

BudapestCarmina Burana

*Carmina Burana*
Orff: Carmina Burana
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Tibor Bogányi; Ágnes Zászkaliczky; Mónika Szelei; Tímea Papp

BudapestKFMNew production

KFM
Lichtik, Mozart, Talbot
Sharon Eyal; Gai Behar; Jiří Kylián; Wayne McGregor; Hungarian National Ballet

BudapestHunyadi László

Hunyadi László
Erkel: Hunyadi László
Gábor Szűcs; Hungarian State Opera; Katalin Libor; Enikő Kárpáti
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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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