Opera House to reopen, tickets and flexible subscriptions available

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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.

Programmes at the Opera House reopening in spring 2022 feature international guest stars such as Plácido Domingo as Simon Boccanegra, Erwin Schrott as Mefistofele, Peter Seiffert as Parsifal, Matthew Polenzani as Don Carlo, Sir Willard White as Porgy and Bluebeard.

The Opera House opens its gates again with a three-day festival between 12 and 14 March 2022, beginning with an orchestral gala conducted by Plácido Domingo, Ádám Medveczky, Gergely Kesselyák and general music director Balázs Kocsár. On 13 March, a new production of Hunyadi László by Ferenc Erkel is staged by general director Szilveszter Ókovács, making it his directorial debut. The Hungarian National Ballet also returns to the historic building with a new production of Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling on 14 March. Later in the season, a new Parsifal is presented by artistic director András Almási-Tóth, and Wagner's Ring-cycle also comes to and end with Götterdämmerung directed by Géza M. Tóth.

A number of repertoire productions including Die Frau ohne Schatten, Mefistofele, Simon Boccanegra, Porgy and Bess, Don Carlo, Le nozze di Figaro, Andrea Chénier, La fanciulla del West, Un ballo in maschera and Die Zauberflöte as well as the ballet pieces Romeo and Juliet and Onegin also return to the stage of the Opera House. 

Tickets and flexible subscriptions

Starting from 16 November 2021, a recently introduced discounted ticket type is offered until 31 December. This flexible subscription provides customers with the opportunity to view their favourite performances on a preferred date and in a selected seat (4 or 6-seat boxes at the Opera House can be bought as one for a better audience experience).

The amount of the discount:

10% for purchases of two separate performances;
20% for purchases of three separate performances;
30% for purchases of four separate performances;
40% for purchases of five separate performances;
50% for purchases of six separate performances, from the value of the purchase.

The discount is valid only for performances organised by the Opera in the main auditoriums (Opera House, Erkel Theatre, Bánffy Stage of the Eiffel Art Studios) between 1 January and 31 July 2022. It cannot be combined with other offers. When making purchases for performances announced for the 2021/2022 season, gift cards and freely used tickets can be redeemed for both online and purchases made at ticket offices. 

Tickets and flexible subscriptions can be purchased at the Opera Sales Centre or through opera.hu.

More information:

Opera Sales Centre (weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
1061 Budapest, Hajós utca 13–15. Ground floor 1
Phone: +36 1 332 7914
E-mail: ticket@opera.hu

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