Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker has for decades been an essential part of the Opera’s run-up to Christmas. In memory of Vasili Vainonen and Gusztáv Oláh, we are presenting for Christmas of 2015 a newly buffed-up show that follows classical ballet traditions while still conforming to the requirements of 21st century dance and set design.
The Hungarian State Opera offers a selection of extraordinary programmes in November, the month of anniversaries and remembrance. Audiences are treated to performances featuring international guest stars and a special evening combining opera with contemporary dance. Finally, Il mondo della luna by Haydn, the new production of this period takes place at the Baroque Theatre of the Royal Palace of Gödöllő.
At the weekend of 24 & 25 October 2015, the Hungarian State Opera presents two new productions at the Opera House and the Erkel Theatre.
The Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra – the Orchestra of the Opera is proud to announce its 2015/16 season. With a history stretching back more than a century and a half, the Budapest Philharmonic is Hungary’s oldest functioning orchestra. As in previous years, the aim of the ensemble in the new season is nothing less than to retain its rank among the top concert orchestras in Hungary, capitalising on the special and unique musical skills gained from performing opera on a daily basis.
The first premiere of the Opera House, Verdi's Otello is directed by internationally acclaimed director Stefano Poda.
The first premiere of the Hungarian National Ballet in the 2015/16 season is the contemporary choreography Walking Mad – for the first time in Hungary.
The first premiere at the Erkel Theatre is Leonard Bernstein’s legendary musical, West Side Story directed by Péter Novák and featuring Erika Miklósa and Gergely Boncsér in the main roles on 11 September 2015. Bernstein’s classic composition in Péter Novák’s new production that combines operatic voices with dance theatre elements is a perfect beginning of the Shakespeare season of the Hungarian State Opera.
The Hungarian National Ballet is proud to announce its 2015/16 season. With over 100 performances throughout the season, dance fans have a wide range of selection to choose from new and repertoire productions of the only classical ballet company in Hungary (resident at the Hungarian State Opera).
The Hungarian State Opera proudly presents its new (2015/16) season dedicated to William Shakespeare. It once more exceeds all expectations and is worthy of any opera house or cultural institute in the world. Together with our recently reopened second venue, the Erkel Theatre, the Opera offers more programmes than ever.