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By the end of the Shakespeare season, the Hungarian State Opera organised its biggest festival ever – and certainly its most varied – between May 17 and 2 June, 2016. It wasn't easy to exceed the scale of 2014's Strauss150 Festival or the scope of the theme of Faust in 2015, the unmatched influence of the "Swan of Avon" nevertheless ensured that 2016 saw productions of 17 different adaptations at three different venues (the Opera House, Erkel Theatre, and the Music Academy), most of them more than once, and with several Hungarian premieres among them as well.