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The Hungarian State Opera announces 2019/20 Christian Spirit Season

Having celebrated the Puccini anniversaries, with its new season the Hungarian State Opera will introduce the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress that is to take place in Budapest in 2020. The Opera announces its Christian Spirit Season as a monumental prologue to this significant event. At the Erkel Theatre and the newly opened Eiffel Art Studios, productions are to be staged that have either been inspired by biblical stories, or those that convey Christian ideas and values in more indirect ways, but also ones which debate them.

OMG – the new Hungarian National Ballet show

Oh, my God! – is what the astonished audience might have said seeing George Balanchine’s and Harald Lander’s innovative choreographies when they were first performed. The OMG dance show of the Hungarian National Ballet pays tribute to the work of the two choreographers, evoking the era between 1947 and 1950 with three pieces from the oeuvres of the two masters.

Immortal Love: The Daegu Opera House at the Erkel Theatre

To celebrate thirty years of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and Hungary, the Daegu Opera House brings the opera Immortal Love by Cho Sungryong to Budapest. The production featuring spectacular video projections, traditional costumes and instruments can be seen at the Erkel Theatre on 11 April, 2019.

La Gioconda returns to the Erkel Theatre in a new production

As part of its season dedicated to Puccini’s Italy, the Hungarian State Opera presents La Gioconda, the most famous opera by Puccini’s master, Amilcare Ponchielli. The piece that is complex in plot and enthralling in music returns to the Erkel Theatre after a hiatus of twenty years in a new production staged by András Almási-Tóth.

Opera divas at the Erkel Theatre

While the restoration of the Opera House in Budapest is still ongoing, international opera stars flock to the Erkel Theatre to enchant audiences.

Nutcracker Festival 2018 – Advent at the Erkel Theatre

December at the Opera means that holiday magic returns to the stage and to the square around the Erkel Theatre. The Christmas market in front of the theatre is open until the last day of the year. Inside, opera and ballet performances, charity programmes, and a special concert awaits audiences.

La fanciulla del West opens a series of Puccini performances at the Opera

Following extensive touring, the Hungarian State Opera returns to the Erkel Theatre to begin its 135th season dedicated to Puccini and his contemporaries. The first new production to honour the life and works of the Italian genius is La fanciulla del West staged by Vasily Barkhatov.

Hungarian State Opera Orchestra debut at Carnegie Hall

As a part of the Hungarian State Opera's New York Tour, the Opera Orchestra makes its debut at the famour Carnegie Hall on November 5 with special guest stars Andrea Rost and Plácido Domingo.

Carmina Burana in 3D – projection and dance to accompany the cantata

The season opener production of the Hungarian State Opera is a real treat. For the first time ever, Carl Orff’s masterpiece can be experienced in a way the composer always intended: a stage production. Commissioned by the Opera, this new production promises to enchant audiences with unique, magical images enhancing the well-known piece.

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