First of All

The new (2015/16) season of the Opera is to be announced. Get to know the faces, and everything (everyone) they hide.

Wagner's Ring returns to the Opera

The Hungarian State Opera presents Das Rheingold on 21 March 2015. Wagner's Ring cycle has been missing from the repertoires for years. This spring director Géza M. Tóth begins to rebuild the tetralogy.

Nabucco premiere at the Erkel Theatre

Until the past season, a production by András Mikó had featured in the programme for almost thirty years, since 1987. It had been performed 236 times.

FAUST BALL - Charity ball at the Hungarian State Opera on 14 February 2015

The Opera organizes its grand event of integrated arts entitled Faust Ball on 14 February 2015. Similar to the first ball in 2014 entitled Silver Rose Ball, its main mission is a charitable cause: the guests contribute to the purchase of an ambulance for the Hungarian National Emergency Ambulance Service. Special guest of the ball is international superstar soprano Angela Gheorghiu.

Concerts at the Opera

At the end of January, between two regular concerts, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra gives another one in memory of the victims of the holocaust. The winter concert series feature renowned conductors as well as young, award-winning soloists.

The Rake’s Progress premieres on 18 January

As the first premiere in 2015, the Hungarian State Opera produces The Rake’s Progress by Igor Stravinsky. So far it has only been featured in the repertoire of the Opera only once – it was put on stage 35 years ago. In the production by director Ferenc Anger two international guest artists make their Hungarian debut on 18 January 2015.

Enrol as a debutante or beau for the Faust Ball

On 14 February 2015, as the closure of the carnival period, following the traditons of the turn of the previous century, a charity ball of all arts entitled Faust Ball is organized by the Hungarian State Opera. Take part in this unforgettable experience. Be part of this tradition more than a hundred years old, which provides the opportunity for eminent personalities of the nation, artists, public and business people as well as our prominent partners in 2015, renowned figures of the world of sciences to meet.

Manuela Uhl in Die Frau ohne Schatten

The soprano possessing extraordinary vocal qualities once again saves a Strauss performance at the Opera. In May she took over the title role of Salome. Her voice and her dance of the seven veils charmed the audience of the Strauss150 Festival. On 9 November, despite the illness of Eszter Sümegi, the opera is going to be a first-class performance thanks to the German soprano in the role of the Kaiserin (Empress) in Die Frau ohne Schatten.

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