In the final week of advent, Messiah by Händel is performed on two nights under the baton of conductor Paul Goodwin at the Opera House: on 21 December, 2015, as part of the series by the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, on 22 December as the Opera Christmas concert.
The closing concert of Xavier Sabata's masterclass will take place on 12 December, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Székely Bertalan Parlour of the Opera House. A Xavier Sabata-mesterkurzus zárókoncertjét 2015. december 12-én 11:00 órakor tartjuk az Operaház Székely Bertalan termében.
Due to the illness of Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, the title role of Mozart's Don Giovanni is sung byErwin Schrott on 4 and 6 December, 2015.
On 29 November, 2015, this year's Nutcracker Festival begins in front of the Opera House, where a great Christmas tree and wooden huts selling mulled wine await crowds.
The one-act pieces entitled Il tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi that make up Puccini's penultimate work, Il trittico can be seen from 12 December, 2015 at the Erkel Theatre in Ferenc Anger's new production in Italian, with Hungarian surtitles.
The next concert in the series of the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Alexander Lazarev on Monday, 30 November, 2015 at 7.30 p.m at the Opera House. The programme includes Piano Concerto 1 in d minor by Brahms (featuring pianist Sofya Gulyak) and Elgar's Symnphony No. 1.
Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker has for decades been an essential part of the Opera’s run-up to Christmas. In memory of Vasili Vainonen and Gusztáv Oláh, we are presenting for Christmas of 2015 a newly buffed-up show that follows classical ballet traditions while still conforming to the requirements of 21st century dance and set design.
In the series entitled Song recitals on Dalszínház Street, German tenor Gerhard Siegel and Chicago-born Gabriel Dobner await fans on 5 November, 2015. The programme features songs by Richard Strauss, Hugo Wolf and Arnold Schönberg.
Xavier Sabata is one of the most outstanding contra tenors of 21st century. The Catalan singer first performed at the Hungarian State Opera in the season of 2014/15 in Vivaldi’s Farnace. He is going to hold his master class between 7 and 10 December in the Bertalan Székely Hall in the Hungarian State Opera.
In the next part of the series, on 7 November, 2015, Ingrid Kertesi awaits fans with Italian baroque and French impressionit songs.
In October 2015, following an extensive restoration work, a brand new Opera Shop and Opera Cafe have opened to the public.
At the weekend of 24 & 25 October 2015, the Hungarian State Opera presents two new productions at the Opera House and the Erkel Theatre.