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Internationally renowned Don Giovanni production at the Opera House
Feb. 16, 2024, 4:08 p.m.

Internationally renowned Don Giovanni production at the Opera House

Following Salzburg, Berlin, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Paris, Claus Guth's critically acclaimed 2008 adaptation of Don Giovanni is presented at the Opera House. The title role of this provocative, youthful production (sold out weeks before the 2 March 2024 Budapest premiere) is performed by Gábor Bretz and Károly Szemerédy, the ensembles of the Hungarian State Opera are conducted by principal conductor Martin Rajna.

A new Bartók DanceTriptych is presented by the Hungarian National Ballet
Jan. 26, 2024, 4:13 p.m.

A new Bartók DanceTriptych is presented by the Hungarian National Ballet

Following the success of last year’s production of The Wooden Prince, the Hungarian National Ballet presents a new DanceTriptych dedicated to Béla Bartók’s musical genius as a composer for the dance stage. The triple bill premiering on 3 February 2024 includes new choreographies of The Miraculous Mandarin and Dance Suite.

The world premiere production of Valuska by Péter Eötvös on OperaVision
Jan. 15, 2024, 11:23 a.m.

The world premiere production of Valuska by Péter Eötvös on OperaVision

The popular internet platform presents Valuska, the latest opus by Péter Eötvös commissioned by the Hungarian State Opera. It is the first opera written in Hungarian by the most influential contemporary Hungarian opera composer, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday. The recording starring Zsolt Haja in the title role is available for six months on OperaVision from 19:00 on 19 January 2024.