New Year's Concert

Opera Hangverseny season ticket

The audience will be greeted by the entire company of the Hungarian State Opera with a New Year’s invocation at the Opera House, a newly commissioned verse by poet Anna Szabó T., a new ballet interlude choreographed by János Kiss and László Velekei (to an excerpt from ballet music composed by legendary intendant and composer Miklós Radnai), a New Year’s address from historian Balázs Ablonczy representing the world of science, as well as an overture newly written for the occasion by composer Bálint Karosi. The young students of the Ballet Institute of the Opera will also step out on the stage for the first time.

Ferenc Erkel: National Anthem of Hungary

Miklós Radnai: The Infanta’s Birthday - excerpt (ballet film for the new year) 
Choreography by János Kiss and László Velekei
Featuring the artists of the Hungarian National Ballet: Aliya Tanykpayeva - Gergely Leblanc, Tatiana Melnik - Gergő Ármin Balázsi, Karina Sarkissova - Zoltán Oláh, and the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra

Anna Szabó T.: New Year's Arias (Poem for New Year’s)
Presented by Kinga Újhelyi

Ceremanial address delivered by historian Balázs Ablonczy 

Bálint Karosi: Overture 2017 (premiere)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, op. 125
Featuring: Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser, Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz,  István Kovács, Tibor Szappanos, and the Chorus and Orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera
Conductor: Pinchas Steinberg
Photo by Nagy Attila


Opera House
Jan. 1, 2017
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Pinchas Steinberg
Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser
Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz
Tibor Szappanos
István Kovács


2017. January 01., Sun, 20:00