Hungarian State Opera - Budapest
20 August 2017

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Die Königin von Saba

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Hungarian State Opera's slow-motion The Queen of Sheba verges on La Sonnambula
23 May 17 / Bachtrack
Siegfried

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Musical performances stand out in new Siegfried at the Hungarian State Opera
23 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
Hunyadi Laszlo

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A national classic in a convoluted staging
14 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
Love and Other Demons

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Teufelsaustreibung an Ungarns Staatsoper
9 Feb 17 / Die Presse
The opera is brought to life with an amazing technical support and onstage visual effects
4 Feb 17 / Hungary Today
Music for martyrs in Budapest
1 Feb 17 / Bachtrack
La bohčme

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Oldie but goodie
28 Dec 16 / Bachtrack
Une Bohčme de musée ŕ l'Opéra national de Hongrie
27 Dec 16 / Opera Online
Lucia di Lammermoor

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A one-woman show: new Lucia di Lammermoor opens in Budapest
22 Nov 16 / Bachtrack
Faust

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Devilry, madness in a dark world
13 Nov 16 / The Budapest Times
Tosca

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Cast captivates in Puccini's shabby little shocker
8 Nov 16 / Bachtrack
The Spinning Room

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A power and a curse
9 Oct 16 / The Budapest Sun
Znaniecki's directorial success in Budapest
5 Oct 16 / Bachtrack
La Traviata

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A new Traviata with passions running low in Budapest
27 Sep 16 / Bachtrack
Sly

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

La production respecte rigoureusement l’śuvre
7 Jun 16 / Anaclase
Otello

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

La prestation vocale compte plusieurs éminents gosiers
5 Jun 16 / Anaclase
Drowned in the orchestral storm
30 May 16 / Bachtrack
I Capuleti e I Montecchi

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Dazzling performances from the star-cross'd lovers
25 May 16 / Bachtrack
The Tempest

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Whimsical Tempest takes Budapest by storm
25 May 16 / Bachtrack
Macbeth

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Witches at centre stage in Hungarian Macbeth
24 May 16 / Bachtrack
Falstaff

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Ambrogio Maestri lifts Budapest's Falstaff
24 May 16 / Bachtrack
The Queen of Spades

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Qualen einer kranken Seele
12 Apr 16 / Opernnetz
Parsifal

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Parsifal senza sacralitŕ
3 Apr 16 / L'Ape musicale
Il Trovatore

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A lacklustre Trovatore opens at the Erkel Theatre, Budapest
22 Mar 16 / Bachtrack
Die Walküre

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Unsatisfying staging salvaged by a strong cast in new Budapest Walküre
8 Mar 16 / Bachtrack
Klangrausch und Sterngefunkel
6 Mar 16 / Deutschland Radio
Lear

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Fine Budapest cast tears into lacerating Lear
3 Feb 16 / Bachtrack
Turandot

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

In the best tradition: Hungarian State Opera's glossy Turandot
3 Feb 16 / Bachtrack
Die Königin von Saba

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Goldmark’s exotic Sheba is a once and future queen
12 Dec 15 / Classical Voice North America
La reine de Saba , opéra de Károly Goldmark
14 Nov 15 / Anaclase
Don Giovanni

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Erwin Schrott makes his Budapest debut as Don Giovanni
9 Dec 15 / Bachtrack
Das Rheingold

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Nouveau Ring ŕ Budapest
13 Nov 15 / Anaclase
Werther

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

No bad guys, just tough, tough times
31 Oct 15 / The Budapest Times
Carmen

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Fire of love still burns
12 Sep 15 / The Budapest Times
Doktor Faust

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Budapest thrills to a dramatic Faust Festival
11 Jun 15 / Seen and Heard
Le plateau vocal défend honorablement la partition
30 May 15 / Anaclase
Faust

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Budapest thrills to a dramatic Faust Festival
11 Jun 15 / Seen and Heard
D’une voix prodigieusement colorée Gábor Bretz campe un Méphistophélčs d’anthologie
10 Jun 15 / Anaclase
Devilishly good fun: Gábor Bretz’s Méphistophélčs dominates the stage in Budapest
29 May 15 / Bachtrack
Der Freischütz

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Freischütz ŕ l’Opéra national dans le cadre du Faust225 Festival
9 Jun 15 / Anaclase
Sándor Zsóter takes brave aim but misses the mark
30 May 15 / Bachtrack
Mefistofele

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Méphistophélčs - opéra d’Arrigo Boito
5 Jun 15 / Anaclase
Stairway to heaven: a thrilling Mefistofele in Budapest
30 May 15 / Bachtrack
Das Rheingold

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Rheingold vom anderen Stern
23 Mar 15 / Deutschland Radio
The Rake's Progress

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Molti e calorosi applausi per Nielsen e tutti gli interpreti
26 Jan 15 / GBOPERA
Der Rosenkavalier

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Un plateau vocal équilibré
11 Jun 14 / Anaclase
Die Frau ohne Schatten

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Strikingly successful
5 Jun 14 / Seen and Heard
Los milagros existen
3 Jun 14 / Beckmesser
Salome

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Last of trilogy and least successful
5 Jun 14 / Seen and Heard
A pesar de esta Salomé de rutina, el balance de la visita a Budapest es muy positivo
3 Jun 14 / Beckmesser
Arabella

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Richard Strauss muy bien servido
3 Jun 14 / Beckmesser
A remarkable musical performance
2 Jun 14 / Seen and Heard
I spiritisti

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

SpiriTiszta basszus
8 Feb 14 / Papiriszportal
Der Fliegende Holländer

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

All at sea with Wagner
26 Jan 13 / The Budapest Times
La Traviata

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Traviata a Magyar Állami Operaházban
10 May 12 / Papiriszportal
Parsifal

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Ünnepi Parsifal az Operában
18 Apr 12 / Papiriszportal
Arabella

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Arabella in Budapest
18 Apr 12 / Papiriszportal
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Performance schedule
Erkel
9 to 17 Sep 2017
Menotti
9 to 17 Sep 2017
Donizetti
9 to 17 Sep 2017
Donizetti
9 to 17 Sep 2017
Puccini
16 to 24 Sep 2017
Puccini
16 to 24 Sep 2017
Puccini
17 to 22 Sep 2017
Verdi
23 Sep to 1 Oct 2017
Mozart
25 Sep to 13 Oct 2017
Kodaly
8 to 15 Oct 2017
Verdi
19 to 27 Oct 2017
Meyerbeer
28 Oct to 10 Nov 2017
Mozart
11 to 19 Nov 2017
Donizetti
11 to 17 Nov 2017
Rossini
18 to 26 Nov 2017
Verdi
25 Nov to 3 Dec 2017
Humperdinck
9 to 19 Dec 2017
Puccini
15 to 27 Dec 2017
Strauss, J
3 to 7 Jan 2018
Ruzitska
13 Jan 2018
Orbán
13 Jan 2018
Weber
14 Jan 2018
Puccini
18 Jan to 16 Feb 2018
Ranki
20 Jan to 11 Feb 2018
Verdi
2 to 9 Feb 2018
Mozart
17 to 25 Feb 2018
Offenbach
24 Feb to 2 Mar 2018
Donizetti
3 to 9 Mar 2018
Erkel
10 to 17 Mar 2018
Leoncavallo
28 Mar to 2 Apr 2018
Mascagni
28 Mar to 2 Apr 2018
Wagner
30 Mar to 5 Apr 2018
Mozart
6 Apr to 5 May 2018
Verdi
21 to 29 Apr 2018
Bartok
27 May 2018
Eötvös
27 May 2018
Strauss, R
22 to 24 Jun 2018

News & Articles

Dohnanyi cancels Hungary appearances in protest
Hungary's State Opera says German conductor Cristoph von Dohnanyi has canceled a pair of appearances to protest the appointment of a theater director linked to far-right groups.
22 Oct 2011 / San Francisco Chronicle
Adam Fischer
Adam Fischer in conversation during the Budapest Wagner Festival.
17 Jun 2011 / Seen and Heard
Chief conductor of Hungarian National Opera to step down
The chief conductor of the Hungarian National Opera Adam Fischer has decided to step down, Hungarian media reported Monday, days after the opera's director was fired over financial irregularities.
26 Oct 2010 / Agence France Press (English)
Skandal an der Budapester Staatsoper
Der Generaldirektor der Budapester Oper, Lajos Vass, ist mit Wirkung von Freitag entlassen worden, berichteten ungarische Medien am Wochenende.
25 Oct 2010 / Salzburger Nachtrichten
The Budapest Opera House
A short survey of its history; reviews of Don Carlo, Carmen and a new production of Eugene Onegin.
12 Jun 2008 / Musical Criticism