The next concert in the series of the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Alexander Lazarev on Monday, 30 November, 2015 at 7.30 p.m at the Opera House. The programme includes Piano Concerto 1 in d minor by Brahms (featuring pianist Sofya Gulyak) and Elgar's Symnphony No. 1.
The closing concert of Xavier Sabata's masterclass will take place on 12 December, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Székely Bertalan Parlour of the Opera House.
A Xavier Sabata-mesterkurzus zárókoncertjét 2015. december 12-én 11:00 órakor tartjuk az Operaház Székely Bertalan termében.
Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker has for decades been an essential part of the Opera’s run-up to Christmas. In memory of Vasili Vainonen and Gusztáv Oláh, we are presenting for Christmas of 2015 a newly buffed-up show that follows classical ballet traditions while still conforming to the requirements of 21st century dance and set design.
The Hungarian National Ballet, the 130-year-old official ballet company of the Hungarian State Opera, announces an audition upon invitation to be held from 10 a.m. on 24 January, 2016 at the Opera House for immediate openings as well as contracts starting 1 August, 2016 (depending on the applicants’ work visa requirements). Applications by classically trained, professional male and female ballet dancers are welcome. Outstanding technique and qualities are a must. The ballet class will be given by Mikhail Messerer.
We will be scheduling our next event in the series, this time dubbed the Shakespeare Ball, on 6 February 2016. With this choice of moniker, the Opera is paying homage to the memory of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of the giant English bard's death: for our new season, we'll be taking inspiration from the world of the greatest figure in English Renaissance drama.
The one-act pieces entitled Il tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi that make up Puccini's penultimate work, Il trittico can be seen from 12 December, 2015 at the Erkel Theatre in Ferenc Anger's new production in Italian, with Hungarian surtitles.