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Polina Pasztircsák is named Chamber Singer of the 2024/2025 season
Feb. 26, 2024, 9:52 a.m.

Polina Pasztircsák is named Chamber Singer of the 2024/2025 season

On 23 February 2024, during the standing ovation following the final Arabella performance of the season, the popular soprano was surprised with the announcement that she would be one of the recipients of the Hungarian State Opera's greatest honour for the next season. She was presented with a swan-shaped award made by the Herend Porcelain Manufactory by artistic director András Almási-Tóth, amidst the celebration of her colleagues and the audience.

Internationally renowned Don Giovanni production at the Opera House
Feb. 16, 2024, 4:08 p.m.

Internationally renowned Don Giovanni production at the Opera House

Following Salzburg, Berlin, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Paris, Claus Guth's critically acclaimed 2008 adaptation of Don Giovanni is presented at the Opera House. The title role of this provocative, youthful production (sold out weeks before the 2 March 2024 Budapest premiere) is performed by Gábor Bretz and Károly Szemerédy, the ensembles of the Hungarian State Opera are conducted by principal conductor Martin Rajna.

The world premiere production of Valuska by Péter Eötvös on OperaVision
Jan. 15, 2024, 11:23 a.m.

The world premiere production of Valuska by Péter Eötvös on OperaVision

The popular internet platform presents Valuska, the latest opus by Péter Eötvös commissioned by the Hungarian State Opera. It is the first opera written in Hungarian by the most influential contemporary Hungarian opera composer, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday. The recording starring Zsolt Haja in the title role is available for six months on OperaVision from 19:00 on 19 January 2024.