Announcement on the November and December 2020 programmes of the Hungarian State Opera

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It is hereby announced that due to the COVID pandemic, the 5 November premiere of The Master and Margarita is postponed to 11 December 2020. At the same time, the Hungarian State Opera is happy to inform its audience that due to their success, further dates for the new productions of L'incoronazione di Poppea and The Imaginary Invalid or The Cabal of Hypocrites are made available.

Information on protective measures at our venues can be read HERE.

NOVEMBER

Planned premiere:
Philip Glass: Les Enfants Terribles – 21 November 2020, 7:00 p.m., Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage, as an event of  CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival. Further performances: 27, 28 November.

Planned performances that have formerly been postponed:
Claudio Monteverdi – Máté Bella: L'incoronazione di Poppea – 19 November 2020, 8:00 p.m., 29 November 2020, 7:00 p.m., Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage;
János Vajda: The Imaginary Invalid or The Cabal of Hypocrites – 7, 14 November 2020, 7:00 p.m., Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage.

Productions to take place as advertised at the Erkel Theatre: Swan Lake (7, 8 November), La traviata (13 November), The Nutcracker (27, 28 November). In case these performances sell out, further dates will be made available. Performances to take place at the Eiffel Art Studios: A Streetcar Named Desire (13, 22 November) with possible further dates in case they sell out. Furthermore, the new youth programmes Operencia (7 November) and Swan Lake for Children (15, 22 November) are to take place as well as An Afternoon with Éva Bátori (song recital) on 22 November.

Cancelled performances at the Erkel Theatre: Requiem on 2 November (and 4 November in Békéscsaba), Carmina Burana, the concert version of Samson et Dalila. Cancelled performances at the Eiffel Art Studios: Die Frau ohne Schatten, the concert version of Nameless Heroes, Die Rheinnixen.

DECEMBER

Planned performances:
Karol Józef Wojtyła: The Jeweller's Shop – 5 December 2020, 7:00 p.m, Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage;
Levente Gyöngyösi: The Master and Margarita – 11 December 2020, 7:00 p.m, Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage.

Productions to take place at the Erkel Theatre: concert version of Fidelio, as well as some performances of The Nutcracker, La traviata, La bohème and Die Fledermaus. Performances to take place at the Eiffel Art Studios: Les Enfants Terribles, The Master and Margarita, L'incoronazione di Poppea. In case the available performances sell out, further dates will be announced. Please check availability of tickets for our programmes here: www.opera.hu/en/programme. The youth programmes Operencia (5 December) and Swan Lake for Children (13 December) are also available as well as An Afternoon on Songs with Ildikó Komlósi (13 December).

Cancelled performances at the Eiffel Art Studios: Die Rheinnixen, Messiah, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Tickets for the November performances are available here: https://jegy.opera.hu/?lang=en (Tickets for December performances are to be made available soon. Please check back regularly.)

Concessions:

Senior citizens (over 65): 25%
Children, students: 50%
Winter offer: 15% at the Erkel Theatre (when purchasing 2 tickets within the same transaction), 50% at the Eiffel Art Studios (when purchasing 2 tickets within the same transaction) for performances organised by the Hungarian State Opera.

LIVE STREAM ON FACEBOOK

Beside the performances at our theatres, the OperaLive series is also to continue in November and December. Four times a week, from 8:00 p.m., performances are streamed live on www.facebook.com/Operahaz from the Eiffel Art Studios. In the OperaWednesday series, highlights of cancelled opera productions can be seen. Every Friday, the Opera Chorus and Orchestra present chamber pieces in Terzet-Trio. On Saturdays and Sundays, leading soloists of the Hungarian State Opera give an aria recital entitled Masquerade. Further details: www.opera.hu/en/operalive

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