Internationally acclaimed Hungarian opera singer Ildikó Komlósi celebrates 35 years at the Hungarian State Opera. To mark the occasion, a special anniversary gala is organised at the Erkel Theatre featuring Hungarian soloists and guest star Italian tenor, Marco Berti as well as the artists of FlamenCorazónArte Dance Theatre and Varidance Ensemble. The concert programme includes a scene from Verdi’s Aida and highlights from Bizet’s Carmen.
Created to Maurice Ravel’s Bolero and the music of Steve Reich, Erik Satie and others, the choreographies of the 1st Steps show address facets of life that affect us all in the irresistibly thrilling language of dance of Hans van Manen, Johan Inger, Jiří Kylián and Alexander Ekman.
Buy two tickets online for the price of one for the final Erkel Theatre performances of Billy Elliot – the Musical and the new ballet show, 1st Steps.
The Hungarian State Opera returns to the platform of OperaVision on 21 June 2019 with a rarity: the recent world premiere production of L’oca del Cairo, ossia Lo sposo deluso created from two fragments by Mozart will be available for six months.
As part of the Puccini festival, the Hungarian State Opera is giving Pussini's La Rondine its first Hungarian staging since it was first presented in this country in 1927 at the City Theatre, in a production directed by Ferenc Anger being mounted in partnership with the Hungarian Opera of Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca).
Operas in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles
Having celebrated the Puccini anniversaries, with its new season the Hungarian State Opera will introduce the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress that is to take place in Budapest in 2020. The Opera announces its Christian Spirit Season as a monumental prologue to this significant event. At the Erkel Theatre and the newly opened Eiffel Art Studios, productions are to be staged that have either been inspired by biblical stories, or those that convey Christian ideas and values in more indirect ways, but also ones which debate them.
To celebrate thirty years of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and Hungary, the Daegu Opera House brings the opera Immortal Love by Cho Sungryong to Budapest. The production featuring spectacular video projections, traditional costumes and instruments can be seen at the Erkel Theatre on 11 April, 2019.
Oh, my God! – is what the astonished audience might have said seeing George Balanchine’s and Harald Lander’s innovative choreographies when they were first performed. The OMG dance show of the Hungarian National Ballet pays tribute to the work of the two choreographers, evoking the era between 1947 and 1950 with three pieces from the oeuvres of the two masters.
As part of its season dedicated to Puccini’s Italy, the Hungarian State Opera presents La Gioconda, the most famous opera by Puccini’s master, Amilcare Ponchielli. The piece that is complex in plot and enthralling in music returns to the Erkel Theatre after a hiatus of twenty years in a new production staged by András Almási-Tóth.
While the restoration of the Opera House in Budapest is still ongoing, international opera stars flock to the Erkel Theatre to enchant audiences.
December at the Opera means that holiday magic returns to the stage and to the square around the Erkel Theatre. The Christmas market in front of the theatre is open until the last day of the year. Inside, opera and ballet performances, charity programmes, and a special concert awaits audiences.
Following extensive touring, the Hungarian State Opera returns to the Erkel Theatre to begin its 135th season dedicated to Puccini and his contemporaries. The first new production to honour the life and works of the Italian genius is La fanciulla del West staged by Vasily Barkhatov.
The Hungarian Sate Opera is to close its current season with the internationally popular piece by Sir Elton John and Lee Hall. Billy Elliot – The Musical is on stage of the Erkel Theatre from 19 June through 14 July, 2018.
The all-star cast of Lee Hall and Elton John's Billy Elliot – The Musical has returned to the Erkel Theatre. The most prominent Hungarian permiere of the summer of 2016 featured many popular stage actors who will reprise their roles this summer accompanied by a new generation of children.
The Hungarian State Opera announced it in Februray 2015 that the musical by Lee Hall and Grammy Award winner Sir Elton John would be included in the repertoire. The piece is based on the three times Oscar-nominated film Billy Elliot, which tells the story of a talented boy born into a poor family who are against his wish to become a ballet dancer.
An all-star cast is featured in the new production of Lee Hall and Elton John's Billy Elliot – the Musical at the Erkel Theatre. The musical has been seen by more than 5 million people in London since its 2005 premiere, and 11 million people worldwide. In the Hungarian premiere of the piece on 29 July, 2016, András Stohl and Eszter Csákányi star. The production is directed by Tamás Szirtes.
As a part of the Hungarian State Opera's New York Tour, the Opera Orchestra makes its debut at the famour Carnegie Hall on November 5 with special guest stars Andrea Rost and Plácido Domingo.
The season opener production of the Hungarian State Opera is a real treat. For the first time ever, Carl Orff’s masterpiece can be experienced in a way the composer always intended: a stage production. Commissioned by the Opera, this new production promises to enchant audiences with unique, magical images enhancing the well-known piece.
The Hungarian State Opera would hereby like to reassure the audience that 29 performances of the production Billy Elliot - The Musical will take place whereas 15 of the 44 performances planned for June and July had to be cancelled following the press controversy of the past weeks.