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Venue: Müpa, Budapest

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Address1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca 1
Budapest
Central Hungary
Hungary
Capacity1656
ContainsBanner Square
Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
Festival Square, Foyer
Festival Theatre
Glass Hall
Google maps47° 28' 10.664" N 19° 4' 15.978" E
October 2020
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Christian Franz (Loge) © János Posztós, Müpa Budapest
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Philippe Jaroussky and Emőke Baráth © Attila Nagy, Müpa Budapest
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Tannhäuser's long and tortuous journey of the spirit

Sophie Koch (Venus) and Stephen Gould (Tannhäuser) © Zsófia Pályi, Müpa Budapest
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Allison Oakes (Isolde) and Peter Seiffert (Tristan) © Zsófia Pályi, Müpa Budapest
As part of the annual Wagner festival in the Hungarian capital, Peter Seiffert and Allison Oakes star as the doomed lovers.
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