The Hungarian State Opera launches the year of 2013 - and the Wagner bicentenary - with the opening of a completely new production of Richard Wagner’ Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman). Th uniqueness of this production is that the original version written in 1841 in Paris will be staged this time. The premiere and the 3 subsequent performances will be conducted by Ralf Weikert.
The soloists of the Hungarian National Ballet participated in the New Year's Concert of the La Fenice Opera House in Venezia. The concert which was broadcasted on Italian television Rai Uno as well was the grand opening of the Hungarian-Italian Cultural Year 2013. The Hungarian artists danced to the overture of Verdi's opera, Attila. The orchestra was conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
Our special Xmas present for you: the Principal Dancer of the Vienna State Opera, Denys Cherevychko will dance the Nutcracker Prince on the 24th December, his partner will be Adrienn Pap, soloist of the Hungarian National Ballet.
The Italian baritone legend is regarded as one of the most famous Rigolettos on earth, having sung the tragic father figure more than 570 times on stages like La Scala and the Met. Nucci will perform his iconic role on the 21st and 23d at the Budapest Opera, with world-renowed partners like Hungarian soprano star Erika Miklósa and the excellent young Italian tenor, Ivan Magri. The two unique productions will be conducted by Domonkos Héja.