New Year’s at the Eiffel Art Studios
This will mark the 9th time the performance of the famous Symphony No. 9 will dominate the Opera’s New Year celebrations. Back in the day, its Hungarian premiere was directed by the same Ferenc Erkel who was also the Opera’s first Music Director. Every year, a different brilliant composer is selected to direct the masterpiece, and there is nobody at the Opera who is better acquainted with this work and who can express with more confidence or greater strength the inherent values and message that make the work perfect to underscore the hope of a new year. What makes the performance even more special is that this will be the first time it will include the 28 pages of Mahler’s notes that reaffirm Beethoven’s score in a number of points. It has never been played before in Hungary, especially not with the increased number of performers in the orchestra and chorus that are a highlight of the Opera Total series held in Eiffel Art Studios Locomotive Hall, which further elevates the grandiosity of the event, perfectly fitting of Mahler. Mahler was another legendary Music Director of the Opera, and he will be an important cornerstone of the concert this season.