Because of the modernisation of the Opera House, the Hungarian State Opera cannot stage many large-scale productions in the 2017/18 season. An offer from Müpa Budapest helped us out in this situation, permitting each of the three music directors who have, in succession, led the Opera's musical ensembles between 2011 and 2018 to conduct three masterpieces by three excellent composers on three consecutive nights. In the leading role of all three productions are true international stars: Aleksandrs Antonenko (Otello), Johan Reuter (Die Frau ohne Schatten) and Stuart Neill (Turandot).
Verdi: Otello – 29 January 2018, 7 p.m.
Cast: Aleksandrs Antonenko, Andrea Rost, Mihály Kálmándy, Judit Németh, Péter Balczó
Conductor: Balázs Kocsár
R. Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten – 30 January 2018, 6 p.m.
Cast: Eszter Sümegi, István Kovácsházi, Ildikó Komlósi, Johan Reuter, Szilvia Rálik
Conductor: Péter Halász
Puccini: Turandot – 31 January 2018, 7 p.m.
Cast: Jee Hye Han, Stuart Neill, Péter Fried, Eszter Sümegi, István Róka
Conductor: Domonkos Héja
For cast, production details and ticket order click on the titles.