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Venue: Hungarian State Opera, Budapest

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AddressAndrássy út 22
Budapest
Central Hungary
1061
Hungary
ContainsErkel Színház (Erkel Theatre)
Hungarian State Opera, Royal Staircase
Hungarian State Opera, Sphinx Terrace
Google maps47° 30' 8.262" N 19° 3' 32.094" E
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BudapestThe Taming of the Shrew (Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung)

Goldmark: The Taming of the Shrew (Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung)
László Seregi; Hungarian National Ballet; Kálmán Szennai

BudapestLes Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Kriszta Székely; Hungarian State Opera; Nelli Pallós; Dóra Pattantyus; Sándor Baumgartner; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra

BudapestDer Schauspieldirektor, The Telephone

Mozart, Menotti
Máté Szabó; Hungarian State Opera; Robert Menczel; Ildikó Tihanyi; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Zoltán Bátki Fazekas

BudapestKing Pomade's New Clothes

Ránki: King Pomade's New Clothes
Attila Toronykőy; Hungarian State Opera; Katalin Juhász; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Hungarian State Opera Chorus; László Szvétek

BudapestToscaNew production

Puccini: Tosca
Gergely Kesselyák; Hungarian State Opera; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Hungarian State Opera Chorus; Csilla Boross; Zsuzsanna Ádám

BudapestOpera185World premiere

Liszt, Kocsár, Hollós
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Balázs Kocsár; Máté Szücs

BudapestBánk bán

Erkel: Bánk bán
Ádám Medveczky; Attila Vidnyánszky; Hungarian State Opera; Oleksandr Bilozub; Viktória Nagy; Hungarian State Opera Orchestra; Hungarian State Opera Chorus

BudapestMayerling

Liszt: Mayerling
Sir Kenneth MacMillan; Hungarian National Ballet; Paul Connelly; Nicholas Georgiadis; Jacopo Pantani
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A torrent of themes: Parsifal at Hungarian State Opera

In András Almási-Toth's engaging new production, magnificent orchestral and choral performances let Wagner's music do the talking.
****1
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Sympathy for the Devil in revival of Mefistofele in Budapest

Balázs Kovalik’s opulent staging of Boito's Faustian opera threatens to overshadow the singers, but it makes for an exciting spectacle.
****1
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Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling returns to Hungary in style

MacMillan's ballet returns to the Hungarian National Ballet in time for the Opera House's grand reopening.
****1
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Erkel's Hunyadi László a visual feast, but lacks Magyar spirit

Szilveszter Ókovács' new production matches the opulent venue in all its eye-candy, with dazzling costumes, dark sets large crowds, and rapid scenic changes made possible by a newly installed mechanical stage. 
***11
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Csaba Polgár tries to make the best of La Fille du régiment

Zita Szemere is a wonderfully ebullient Marie, but the new production at the Hungarian State Opera merits a mixed report card.
***11
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Bánk bán evokes the loneliness of the Magyars at the Erkel Theatre

Considered Hungary's national opera, Ferenc Erkel's Bánk bán rarely travels beyond its borders, but is given a rousing performance by the Hungarian State Opera. 
***11
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No salvation: Budapest Don Carlo paints a dark picture of humanity

The Hungarian State Opera presents a new modern production of Don Carlo by a director who depicts the historical cruelty as very much present in our world today.
****1
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Hungarian National Ballet's stylish Flames of Paris

A simple, noble and dramatic escape from the present day as the company dances Michael Messerer’s updated (slightly shortened) version of the Vainonen classic.
*****
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