Having reached the four millionth citizen vaccinated with the first dose against COVID-19 in Hungary, theatres are allowed to open their gates to the public again.
The new modern ballet show of the Hungarian National Ballet presents Firebirds, a band-new choreography by Marianna Venekei on 8 May 2021. The double bill entitled Tout Rouge can be viewed online in the Opera Stream series from 8:00 p.m. featuring a recent recording of 5 Tangos by Hans van Manen.
The multi-award winner coloratura soprano Klára Kolonits presents her brand-new aria recital with excerpts from the bel canto, Italian and French repertoire. The exclusive programme featuring soloists Atala Schöck, Szabolcs Brickner and pianist Dániel Dinyés includes pieces by Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Charpentier, Massenet and Meyerbeer. The performance can be viewed online on 24 April 2021, at 8:00 p.m. CET in the Opera Stream series.
Internationally renowned Erika Miklósa makes a selection of her iconic roles from operas including Die Zauberflöte, Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor and Don Pasquale at the gala concert to celebrate her 30th jubilee at the Hungarian State Opera. The Kossuth Prize and Liszt Prize recipient coloratura soprano is joined on stage by leading soloists Ildikó Komlósi, Atala Schöck, Mihály Kálmándy and Boldizsár László to perform popular duets and ensembles. The gala concert entitled Miklósa30 is available online in the Opera Stream series on 27 March 2021, at 8:00 p.m.
Following the new lockdown measures announced by the Government of Hungary on 4 March 2021, the Hungarian State Opera cancels rehearsals and performances requiring a large number of participants between 8 and 22 March 2021.
The paid stream series of the Hungarian State Opera is to continue with Don Juan, a choreography by a renowned personality of the French dance scene, Thierry Malandain. The production that premieres online on 6 March 2021, at 8:00 p.m. CET is his first collaboration with the Hungarian National Ballet.
The five-act, Modena version of Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece is the next premiere in the paid stream series of the Hungarian State Opera. Featuring international guest star Gaston Rivero in the title role, Frank Hilbrich’s new production of Don Carlo can be viewed on 20 February 2021, at 8:00 p.m. (CET) on jegy.hu.
Directed by Vajk Szente, Péter Balczó, Orsolya Sáfár and Péter Kálmán star in the staged world premiere of the opera-musical The Master and Margarita by Levente Gyöngyösi. The spectacular Hungarian State Opera production conducted by Gábor Hollerung featuring sets and costumes by Kentaur can only be seen online once this season, on 13 February 2021 at 8:00 p.m. CET in the Opera Stream series on jegy.hu.
After a hiatus of over 40 years, Vasily Vainonen's spectacular ballet The Flames of Paris returns to the repertoire reconceived by international ballet master and choreographer Michael Messerer. The production featuring soloists Tatiana Melnik and Gergely Leblanc fits perfectly into the Hungarian State Opera's The Muse of France Season. The exclusive premiere can only be seen online once this season through jegy.hu on 6 February 2021 at 8:00 p.m. CET.
The Hungarian State Opera regards it as a mission to revive works at the Eiffel Art Studios by composers who lived before World War II. In the new paid stream service of the Opera, a double bill featuring Tante Simona by Ernst von Dohnányi and Le luthier de Crémone by Jenő Hubay can be viewed from 7:00 p.m. (CET) on 30 January 2021. The new production directed by Bence Varga is conducted by Oliver von Dohnányi.
The paid Opera Stream service continues in February with a selection of a classical ballet, an opera-musical as well as contemporary pieces. Tickets for the performances available to view only once due to the pandemic can be purchased on jegy.hu.