Directed by Géza M. Tóth, starring István Kovácsházi, Szilvia Rálik, Károly Szemerédy, Lilla Horti and Géza Gábor, and conducted by general music director Balázs Kocsár, the Hungarian State Opera presents the final episode of Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle on 15 May 2022.
Following an online premiere last year, Mozart's popular singspiel is now presented live on 29 April 2022 in a new production by Miklós H. Vecsei featuring video projections by the group Kiégő Izzók – Glowing Bulbs and a new Hungarian translation by Dániel Varró. Cast includes Erika Miklósa, Péter Balczó, András Palerdi, Rita Rácz, János Szerekován and József Wunderlich under the baton of Martin Rajna.
Three pieces with classical ballet technique in focus are presented in a triple bill entitled Without Limits by the Hungarian National Ballet at the OPERA's Eiffel Art Studios on 22 April 2022. Beside The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude by William Forsythe and Études by Harald Lander, Paquita Suite is a new addition to the company repertoire adapted by ballet director Tamás Solymosi alongside ballet masters Albert Mirzoyan and Irina Prokofieva.
Featuring a cast headed by internationally renowned István Kovácsházi, Andrea Szántó, Károly Szemerédy and András Palerdi, the new production of Wagner's final opera is staged by András Almási-Tóth and conducted by Balázs Kocsár at the refurbished Opera House. The 15 April 2022 premiere is also streamed live on OperaVision, whereas the 17 April performance is a joint Bartók Spring event of the Hungarian State Opera and Müpa.
Featuring soloist István Kovács and the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra conducted by Péter Halász, the OPERA presents Cross Cantatas staged by Csaba Horváth borrowing elements from physical theatre. The new production premieres on 26 March 2022 at the Eiffel Art Studios.
The Hungarian State Opera has announced its 2022/2023 thematic season titled Myth & History. The OPERA awaits the public in the renovated Ybl Palace on Andrássy Avenue with numerous new functions and services, new publications, as well as a chamber exhibition open until 28 March.
The curtains are finally about to rise again in the renovated Ybl Palace on Andrássy Avenue after five years, which the OPERA celebrates with a gala concert on 12 March 2022, and with the original version of Erkel’s opera Hunyadi László and MacMillan’s ballet Mayerling in the two days following it. The renewed Opera House will be open to the public from 15 March in the form of guided tours as well. As a prelude to the grand event, the OPERA organises students' premieres of the two new productions on 11 and 12 March in association with the new strategic partner, MVM Zrt.
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The ensembles and a dozen leading soloists of the OPERA including Eszter Sümegi, Péter Balczó, Gergely Boncsér, and Kolos Kováts are to appear at a grand gala concert that showcases the most memorable moments at the Erkel Theatre since its 2013 reopening. The 5 March 2022 gala features the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra under the baton of first conductor Gergely Kesselyák.
There are two first, two second, a third prize winner and two finalists of the international ballet competition TANZOLYMP held in Berlin among the students of the OPERA’s ballet school, the Hungarian National Ballet Institute, meaning they could also perform at the gala closing the event. The young dancers studying in the ballet programme of the Hungarian State Opera launched six years ago achieved these extraordinary results competing with 350 contestants from 28 countries.
A new production of Pelléas and Mélisande by Kirsten Dehlholm and Hotel Pro Forma is presented at the Eiffel Art Studios featuring Zsolt Haja / Máté Fülep, Polina Pasztircsák and István Kovács from 25 February 2022. The Hungarian State Opera is conducted by internationally renowned Frédéric Chaslin.
Following a hiatus of six decades, the Hungarian State Opera presents a new production of a once popular piece by Hungarian composer Ede Poldini. Love Adrift (also known as Hochzeit im Fasching, or Wedding in Carnival Time) returns to the repertoire on 19 February 2022 at the Eiffel Art Studios staged by András Almási-Tóth and conducted by Szabolcs Sándor.