Internationally renowned Erika Miklósa makes a selection of her iconic roles from operas including Die Zauberflöte, Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor and Don Pasquale at the gala concert to celebrate her 30th jubilee at the Hungarian State Opera. The Kossuth Prize and Liszt Prize recipient coloratura soprano is joined on stage by leading soloists Ildikó Komlósi, Atala Schöck, Mihály Kálmándy and Boldizsár László to perform popular duets and ensembles. The gala concert entitled Miklósa30 is available online in the Opera Stream series on 27 March 2021, at 8:00 p.m.
Following the new lockdown measures announced by the Government of Hungary on 4 March 2021, the Hungarian State Opera cancels rehearsals and performances requiring a large number of participants between 8 and 22 March 2021.
The paid stream series of the Hungarian State Opera is to continue with Don Juan, a choreography by a renowned personality of the French dance scene, Thierry Malandain. The production that premieres online on 6 March 2021, at 8:00 p.m. CET is his first collaboration with the Hungarian National Ballet.
The five-act, Modena version of Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece is the next premiere in the paid stream series of the Hungarian State Opera. Featuring international guest star Gaston Rivero in the title role, Frank Hilbrich’s new production of Don Carlo can be viewed on 20 February 2021, at 8:00 p.m. (CET) on jegy.hu.
Due to the pandemic, the Opera was compelled to cancel numerous performances and programmes since March 2020. The price of tickets and subscriptions bought for performances affected by the cancellation was refunded in the form of a voucher. The vouchers are valid until 31 December 2021.
Directed by Vajk Szente, Péter Balczó, Orsolya Sáfár and Péter Kálmán star in the staged world premiere of the opera-musical The Master and Margarita by Levente Gyöngyösi. The spectacular Hungarian State Opera production conducted by Gábor Hollerung featuring sets and costumes by Kentaur can only be seen online once this season, on 13 February 2021 at 8:00 p.m. CET in the Opera Stream series on jegy.hu.
After a hiatus of over 40 years, Vasily Vainonen's spectacular ballet The Flames of Paris returns to the repertoire reconceived by international ballet master and choreographer Michael Messerer. The production featuring soloists Tatiana Melnik and Gergely Leblanc fits perfectly into the Hungarian State Opera's The Muse of France Season. The exclusive premiere can only be seen online once this season through jegy.hu on 6 February 2021 at 8:00 p.m. CET.
The Hungarian State Opera regards it as a mission to revive works at the Eiffel Art Studios by composers who lived before World War II. In the new paid stream service of the Opera, a double bill featuring Tante Simona by Ernst von Dohnányi and Le luthier de Crémone by Jenő Hubay can be viewed from 7:00 p.m. (CET) on 30 January 2021. The new production directed by Bence Varga is conducted by Oliver von Dohnányi.
The paid Opera Stream service continues in February with a selection of a classical ballet, an opera-musical as well as contemporary pieces. Tickets for the performances available to view only once due to the pandemic can be purchased on jegy.hu.
On 23 January 2021, from 7:00 p.m., the Hungarian State Opera presents Mozart's popular singspiel in a new production by Miklós H. Vecsei featuring video projections by the group Glowing Bulbs and a new Hungarian translation by Dániel Varró. Due to the pandemic, this performance can only be seen once this season – online, with soloists Erika Miklósa, Péter Balczó, Géza Gábor, Rita Rácz, János Szerekován and József Wunderlich. The ensembles of the Opera are conducted by Péter Halász.
From January 2021, a new, paid stream service is presented by the Hungarian State Opera. The series of streams including popular repertoire pieces and new productions made necessary by the lockdown, can be viewed from 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays through jegy.hu. Beside the new paid stream service, the Opera continues to stream free performances as well on its Facebook page.
Of the many cancelled shows of 2020 due to the regulations regarding the pandemic, none is so missed by the audience as the irreplaceable Christmas fairy-tale ballet of The Nutcracker. As a special treat by the Hungarian State Opera, a full performance is made available for one day in the OperaLive series on 24 December 2020 on Facebook and Origo.hu.