The first television commercial in the history of the 128-year-old Opera debuted on 9 April. The programme of the next season at the Opera and the Erkel Theatre was announced at the press conference and film première.
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 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.