The Hungarian State Opera commemorated the 50th anniversary if the first release of the Beatles album Please Please Me with a special concert, giving a selection of classical adaptations of Beatles tunes.
The General Assembly of the Budapest Philharmonic Society - the orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera - elected internationally acclaimed conductor Pinchas Steinberg Chief Conductor and President of the orchestra on 5 February 2013. Steinberg will take over in February 2014.
The Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources has appointed Szilveszter Ókovács as General Director of the Hungarian State Opera for five years. The Minister’s decision has been made in accordance to the recommendation of the Tender Board.