As the new season will focus mostly on French operas or French culture and history, some popular pieces like Carmen, Les contes d'Hoffmann and Andrea Chénier can be seen in new productions, and after more than a century, La fille du régiment will also return to the stage. The audience will have the chance to see several Hungarian and world premieres including a new opera by renowned Hungarian composer János Vajda.
The French Muse Season will also provide the opportunity for old dreams, a new Salome production and an early baroque fusion opera, L'incoronazione di Poppea to be realized. After a decade, on the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, Fidelio will also return to the Erkel Theatre.
Richard Strauss: SALOME
Claudio Monteverdi – Máté Bella: L'INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA (world premiere)
János Vajda: LE MALADE IMAGINAIRE (world premiere)
Philip Glass: LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES
Ludwig van Beethoven: FIDELIO
Ludwig van Beethoven: KÖNIG STEPHAN
Ernő Dohnányi: TANTE SIMONA
Jenő Hubay: LE LUTHIER DE CRÉMONE
Jacques Offenbach: LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN
Gaetano Donizetti: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT
Giampaolo Testoni: FANTASIO / FORTUNIO (Hungarian premieres)
Umberto Giordano: ANDREA CHÉNIER
Gioacchino Rossini / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Darius Milhaud: FIGARO3
(Il barbiere di Siviglia / Le nozze di Figaro / La mère coupable)
Claude Debussy: PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE
Jean-Baptiste Lully – Moliére: LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME
Georges Bizet: CARMEN
The Hungarian National Ballet has proven its ability to excel in classical and modern pieces both in Hungary and worldwide. Therefore, in the French Muse Season, the company will broaden its repertoire. Contemporary choreographies by Alexander Ekman and Thierry Malandain will premiere at the Bánffy Stage, whereas a classic Vainonen piece will return to the Erkel Theatre in a new production by Michael Messerer after a hiatus of forty years.
Alexander Ekman / Joseph Haydn – Ludwig van Beethoven – Franz Schubert: CACTI (Hungarian premiere)
Thierry Malandain / Christoph Willibald Gluck: DON JUAN (Hungarian premiere)
Vasily Vainonen / Michael Messerer / Boris Asafyev: FLAMMES DE PARIS
During the new season, while the Opera House is still under restoration, the Erkel Theatre offers nearly 300 programmes. It is here that the most spectacular operas and ballets as well as grand operettas, oratorios and concert performances can be seen. The Bánffy Stage at the Eiffel Art Studios await a smaller audience more committed to less mainstream genres: a huge orchestra pit and stage along with a more intimate auditorium seating 400 is the venue for baroque opera adaptations, 20th century music, contemporary works (including contemporary dance pieces), and song recitals.
Subscription renewal: March 2020
New subscriptions on sale: April – June 2020
Tickets on sale: Starting with 1 July 2020.