A new production of The Wooden Prince is presented by the Hungarian National Ballet

On 11 February 2023, the Hungarian State Opera presents a Bartók double bill featuring two of his pieces that enjoyed their world premieres at the Budapest Opera House over a hundred years ago. The Wooden Prince is staged with a new choreography by László Velekei, whereas Bluebeard’s Castle can be seen in the 2018 production by the Danish star director Kasper Holten.

The OPERA presents the opera version of Tolstoy's monumental novel for the first time in Hungary

Prokofiev's opera War & Peace is presented on 28 January 2023 by the internationally renowned Catalan opera director Calixto Bieito in a joint production between the Hungarian State Opera and the Grand Théâtre de Genève. The cast featuring 28 soloists is led by Andrea Brassói-Jőrös, Szabolcs Brickner and Csaba Szegedi, the OPERA Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Alan Buribayev.

Exhibition opens in memory of the Budapest Opera House victims of the Holocaust

"Shattered, abandoned, dead..." is the title of the new permanent exhibition of the Hungarian State Opera opened in the basement of the building.  It commemorates 83 artists and employees who were dismissed and deported due to their descent during the Holocaust. The exhibition is open to visitors at 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday from 14 January 2023.

Nutcracker Festival – hits and charity performances in the OPERA's festive offer

In view of the great interest, on 21 December 2022, starting at 11:00 a.m., the Hungarian National Ballet has scheduled an additional performance of The Nutcracker, making it the longest series of  Tchaikovsky's fairy-tale ballet, with 35 performances running between the first Sunday of Advent, 27 November 2022 and 15 January 2023, at the Hungarian State Opera. While OPERA's traditional holiday productions attract full houses again this year, the Opera House also intends to pay attention to the needy with several charity events in cooperation with its partners.

Waltraud Meier to perform German romantic Lieder at the Opera House

At the 20 November 20th concert of the Star Galas with Piano series, the German mezzo-soprano, who became world-famous in Wagner's roles, will make her first appearance at the Budapest Opera House, accompanied by up-and-coming young baritone Samuel Hasselhorn and pianist Joseph Breinl. Their programme will feature 19th-century German songs from Schubert to Mahler.

The OPERA tours Japan with The Magic Flute and Andrea Rost

The 115-member ensemble of the Hungarian State Opera will present Miklós Szinetár's 2014 production of Mozart's singspiel on its 12-stop tour between 28 October and 13 November 2022 with a double cast featuring Andrea Rost as Pamina. The OPERA Orchestra will then give four symphonic concerts with the participation of Japanese pianists between 15 and 19 November.

The Ring cycle returns to the Opera House after 15 years

After a decade and a half, Richard Wagner's monumental opera cycle is on stage of the refurbished Budapest Opera House for four weeks in November 2022. The production staged by Géza M. Tóth and conducted by Balázs Kocsár features a cast almost exclusively of Hungarian soloist including István Kovácsházi, Szilvia Rálik, Eszter Sümegi, Zoltán Nyári, Tünde Szabóki, Mihály Kálmándy, Béla Perencz and Krisztián Cser.

Opera Europa conference in Hungary again after 13 years

Under the title Integration & Inclusion, Opera Europa, which operates as the continent's opera umbrella organization, has announced its autumn conference, which will be hosted by the Hungarian State Opera and the Eiffel Art Studios between 20 and 22 October 2022. The event, with the participation of nearly 200 representatives from almost 100 organizations from 26 countries, offers professional programmes for representatives of education, recruitment and audience training, human resources, and technical and production fields, some of which can also be followed on the organization's YouTube channel.

Dido & Aeneas – introductory opera performance at the Eiffel Art Studios

Purcell's baroque opera is presented by the Hungarian State Opera at the Eiffel Art Studios as part of the MVM OperAdventure for secondary school students, staged by director and choreographer Dóra Barta. The productions, featuring a triple cast, is open to the general public on 22 October, following the series intended for students between 13 and 21 October 2022.

The Hungarian State Opera makes guest appearance in India

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II and Bánk Bán (The Viceroy Bánk) by Ferenc Erkel are presented by the Hungarian State Opera in Mumbai between 12 and 16 October 2022, at the invitation of the National Centre for the Performing Arts.

Simon Keenlyside and Ildar Abdrazakov to begin the new concert series of the OPERA

In the 2022/2023 season, the Hungarian State Opera House is launching a new series of intimate aria and song recitals featuring internationally renowned opera singers with piano accompaniment. On the opening night of the series, Simon Keenlyside will perform at the Miklós Bánffy Stage of the Eiffel Eiffel Art Studios on 16 October 2022, followed by Ildar Abdrazakov at the Opera House on 30 October.

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