For the 11th 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 conductor is selected to direct the masterpiece, and no ensembles are better acquainted with this work than the OPERA Orchestra and Chorus 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 it includes the 28 pages of Mahler’s notes that reaffirm Beethoven’s score in a number of points.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op. 125 (Mahler-version)
Hungarian translation of Ode to Joy by György Rónay
Hosted by Szilveszter Ókovács, general director
- Hungarian State Opera
- Jan. 2, 2024
- Start time
- 8 p.m.
- End time
- 10 p.m.