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Klára Kolonits in bravura roles in the new Hungarian State Opera production of Les Contes d'Hoffmann

After a hiatus of 25 years, Offenbach's magnum opus returns to the Hungarian State Opera repertoire in a much-anticipated staging by Kriszta Székely. The production of Les Contes Hoffmann is presented in a double cast at the Erkel Theatre, the 4 December 2021 premiere features Klára Kolonits, Boldizsár László and Péter Kálmán under the baton of Gergely Kesselyák.

The Imaginary Invalid or the Cabal of Hypocrites continues the cooperation between the Hungarian State Opera and OperaVision

Following the 2020 world premiere of János Vajda's new opera based on works by Bulgakov and Molière, a new performance by the Hungarian State Opera is streamed live on OperaVision from 8 p.m. on 19 November 2021. The production featuring András Hábetler, Éva Bátori, Bernadett Wiedemann, Lilla Horti and György Hanczár, directed by Máté Szabó and conducted by János Kovács is available to watch for six months on the international platform.

Tickets are on sale for the early 2022 season

Due to ongoing restoration works of the Neo-renaissance Opera House in Andrássy út, performances of the Hungarian State Opera take place at its two other venues until March 2022. However, tickets are now available for our 2022 performances, including those held in the Opera House. Please, don’t forget to bring your masks with you, either.

Éva Marton’s masterclass on Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Opera

The Hungarian State Opera and internationally renowned Kossuth Award recipient opera singer, awarded the Order of Saint Stephen of Hungary and recognised as a National Artist of Hungary, is hosting a masterclass for soprano singers on Richard Strauss’s most prominent work for artists singing, covering or studying the roles. The deadline for applying to the training to be held between 7 and 11 March 2022 at the Erkel Theatre, is 31 January 2022.

Opera House to reopen, tickets and flexible subscriptions available

Tickets for Hungarian State Opera performances between 1 January and 31 July 2022 go on sale from 16 November 2021. Following a reconstruction of five years, the historic Opera House awaits fans of opera and ballet again beside the Erkel Theatre and the Bánffy Stage of the Eiffel Art Studios.

The Eiffel Art Studios, the Hungarian State Opera's new complex has been officially opened

The Hungarian State Opera’s Eiffel Art Studios were officially opened in a celebration held on Monday with the attendance of President of the Republic János Áder and First Lady Anita Herczegh. The official grand opening also launched a new permanent exhibit entitled Műhely. Titkok. (Studios. Secrets.) in the workshop, warehouse, rehearsal, and training centre unique in all of Europe. Starting this weekend, Eiffel Art Studios will also be open for group visits.

Award-winning production to the music of The White Stripes premieres in the new Hungarian National Ballet show

The Opera presents Chroma, a piece by leading British contemporary choreographer Wayne McGergor for the first time in Hungary. The work by the artist known for his radical and innovative creations is presented in a triple-bill with two further productions equally unique and exciting: Bedroom Folk by the Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar along with Episode 31 by Alexander Ekman. The new Hungarian National Ballet show entitled Con-Tact(s) premieres on 29 October 2021 at the Eiffel Art Studios of the Hungarian State Opera.

Edita Gruberova dies at 74

Renowned coloratura soprano Edita Gruberova has passed away at the age of 74. The opera singer with Hungarian roots on her mother's side was a popular artist among Hungarian audiences.

Audition for the Hungarian National Ballet 2022

 The Hungarian National Ballet, the 137-year-old official ballet company of the Hungarian State Opera, announces an audition upon invitation to be held from 10:00 on 30 January 2022 at the temporary venue of the company (due to the restoration of the Opera House) for immediate openings as well as contracts starting 15 July 2022 (depending on the applicants’ work visa requirements).

Two seldom performed pieces by Beethoven revived at the Eiffel Art Studios

Every New Year at the Hungarian State Opera begins with Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven, and Fidelio is staged or performed regularly in a concert version. Now, two pieces of incidental music by the composer genius originally written on commission by the German Theatre of Pest for its opening in 1812 make their way to the Opera's repertoire. The double bill featuring König Stephan and Die Ruinen von Athen premieres on 25 September 2021 at the Eiffel Art Studios.

Hungarian National Ballet begins 2021/22 season with a triple bill featuring Sad Case

The Hungarian National Ballet, the only classical ballet company in Hungary is ready to go again with their newest modern ballet show that features spectacular classical technique and acrobatic elements. The first ballet show of the 2021/22 season, a triple bill entitled Fresh Impulses including Cacti by Alexander Ekman, Whirling by András Lukács, and a new piece in the company repertoire: Sad Case by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot premieres on 17 September 2021 at the Eiffel Art Studios.

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