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.
On 23 January 2021, from 7:00 p.m., the Hungarian State Opera presents Mozart's popular singspiel in a new production by Miklós H. Vecsei featuring video projections by the group Glowing Bulbs and a new Hungarian translation by Dániel Varró. Due to the pandemic, this performance can only be seen once this season – online, with soloists Erika Miklósa, Péter Balczó, Géza Gábor, Rita Rácz, János Szerekován and József Wunderlich. The ensembles of the Opera are conducted by Péter Halász.
From January 2021, a new, paid stream service is presented by the Hungarian State Opera. The series of streams including popular repertoire pieces and new productions made necessary by the lockdown, can be viewed from 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays through jegy.hu. Beside the new paid stream service, the Opera continues to stream free performances as well on its Facebook page.
Of the many cancelled shows of 2020 due to the regulations regarding the pandemic, none is so missed by the audience as the irreplaceable Christmas fairy-tale ballet of The Nutcracker. As a special treat by the Hungarian State Opera, a full performance is made available for one day in the OperaLive series on 24 December 2020 on Facebook and Origo.hu.
It is hereby announced that in accordance with the current regulations on the pandemic, all public performances and programmes of the Hungarian State Opera are cancelled. The performances of the OperaLive series streamed live free on Facebook are to continue. During the festive season, complete performances of The Nutcracker and La bohème as well as an earlier New Year's concert will also become available to watch. In January 2021, a new paid livestream service is also going to be introduced.
The Erkel Shop awaits visitors from Wednesday to Saturday until 23 December 2020. If you wish to browse gifts for your loved ones and even yourself, or want to experience a little advent ambiance, make your way to the Erkel Theatre.
The Hungarian State Opera presents new recordings organised into an Advent calendar: newly recorded sound recordings and video productions are to inspire music lovers in their preparation for the festive season.
It is hereby announced that following with the announcement made by the prime minister on Monday and the decision made by the Parliament on Tuesday, all performances of the Hungarian State Opera are cancelled and all venues are closed to the public until 19 December 2020.