To exaggerate only slightly, if you were to throw an egg in the air, it would likely hit the shop window of a theatre or TV channel that plays foreign opera performances. There would be no point in starting a film club, and that’s not why the Hungarian State Opera is doing so. Opera and ballet are capable of adding richness to the cinematic arts, which felt it important to from time to time to not only record performances but to endow opera and ballet, as a form of art, with its unique cinematic tools. Members of the new Sunday matinee club, including any ad hoc guests, will be given a chance to view these works, which are true films in their own right. To garner interest, we are announcing the program for the entire season. And we would also like to mention that the Bánffy Stage, prepared to offer cinema mode at Eiffel Art Studios (see page 413), boasts a special Dolby Atmos audio system, a screen of chart-topping size and quality, and comfortable armchairs to provide the best cinema experience in Hungary.
Editor: András Almási-Tóth artistic direcotr és Tamás Solymosi ballet director
Hostess of the event: Bori Keszei
November 14 2021 – Verdi: Otello (Zeffirelli)
December 5 2021 – Mozart: The Magic Flute (Branagh)
January 2 2022 – Puccini: La bohème (Dornhelm)
Feburary 5 2022 – Kodály: Háry János (Szinetár)
March 5 2022 – Erkel: The Viceroy Bánk (Káel)
April 2 2021 – Bizet: Carmen (Brook) + (Saura)
May 8 2022 – The Pharaoh's Daughter (Pugni)
- Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
- Jan. 2, 2022
- Start time
- 11 a.m.
- End time
- 1 p.m.