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Die Walküre – premiere on 6 March

With the 6 March premiere of Die Walküre, the Ring Cycle directed by Géza M. Tóth that was started last year continues. The production features brilliant Hungarian Wagner singers as well as three international guest stars. It is conducted by Péter Halász.

OpeRadio – the Opera's own radio station

The Hungarian State Opera starts its own radio station. A thematic station that solely broadcasts opera and ballet music has so far been missing from the Hungarian selection.

Billy Elliot at the Erkel Theatre – star cast in the Elton John musical

An all-star cast is featured in the new production of Lee Hall and Elton John's Billy Elliot – the Musical at the Erkel Theatre. The musical has been seen by more than 5 million people in London since its 2005 premiere, and 11 million people worldwide. In the Hungarian premiere of the piece on 29 July, 2016, András Stohl and Eszter Csákányi star. The production is directed by Tamás Szirtes.

La bohème 2.0 – Damiano Michieletto's production at the Erkel Theatre

With La bohème 2.0, a production premieres at the Erkel Theatre that has already gained significant critical response on the international opera scene. Its director, Damiano Michieletto is regarded as one of the most exciting and sought-after young opera directors of our times.

GreekLateNight – premiere at the Music Academy

The new season will continue the series of chamber operas performed in the Sir Georg Solti Hall at the Liszt Music Academy. This time, we pursue the theme of love in classical Greece, and in an unusual format as well: two operas by different composers – Gluck and Bertoni – will treat the myth of Orpheus in two different ways. Premiere: 5 Februray, 2016.

German soprano Caroline Melzer in Reimann's Lear

At the 30 January premiere and the 28 January general rehearsal of Aribert Reimann's Lear, du to the illness of Eszter Sümegi, the role of Cordelia is sung by Caroline Melzer.

Edita Gruberová song recital at the Opera House

Edita Gruberová, the most renowned coloratura soprano gives a song recital for the first time at the Budapest Opera on 31 January. She is accompanied on the piano by Peter Valentovic, a regular guest conductor at European concert halls.

White, Black – Opposites in Attraction: ballet premiere at the Erkel Theatre

White, Black – Opposites in Attraction is the new, spectacular dance show of the Hungarian National Ballet at the Erkel Theatre. Audiences can enjoy two Hungarian premieres: Sarabande and Falling Angels by internationally renowned choreographer Jiří Kylián. In the second part of the programme, Harald Lander's Etudes return to the stage. 

Miklósa 25

Audiences can celebrate Erika Miklósa at the Erkel Theatre on 21 January, 2016. For her 25th anniversary on stage, one of the most popular Hungarian opera singers has invited international friends and colleagues to Budapest. Beside Daniela Pini and Leonardo Ferrando, Gergely Boncsér, Attila Dolhai and István Horváth join her on stage. The concert features coloratura arias as well as excerpts from musicals and operettas.

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