The Opera organizes its grand event of integrated arts entitled Faust Ball on 14 February 2015. Similar to the first ball in 2014 entitled Silver Rose Ball, its main mission is a charitable cause: the guests contribute to the purchase of an ambulance for the Hungarian National Emergency Ambulance Service. Special guest of the ball is international superstar soprano Angela Gheorghiu.
At the end of January, between two regular concerts, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra gives another one in memory of the victims of the holocaust. The winter concert series feature renowned conductors as well as young, award-winning soloists.
As the first premiere in 2015, the Hungarian State Opera produces The Rake’s Progress by Igor Stravinsky. So far it has only been featured in the repertoire of the Opera only once – it was put on stage 35 years ago. In the production by director Ferenc Anger two international guest artists make their Hungarian debut on 18 January 2015.
On 14 February 2015, as the closure of the carnival period, following the traditons of the turn of the previous century, a charity ball of all arts entitled Faust Ball is organized by the Hungarian State Opera. Take part in this unforgettable experience. Be part of this tradition more than a hundred years old, which provides the opportunity for eminent personalities of the nation, artists, public and business people as well as our prominent partners in 2015, renowned figures of the world of sciences to meet.
The soprano possessing extraordinary vocal qualities once again saves a Strauss performance at the Opera. In May she took over the title role of Salome. Her voice and her dance of the seven veils charmed the audience of the Strauss150 Festival. On 9 November, despite the illness of Eszter Sümegi, the opera is going to be a first-class performance thanks to the German soprano in the role of the Kaiserin (Empress) in Die Frau ohne Schatten.