Hungarian State Opera - Budapest
24 July 2018

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Senza Sangue

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Im glitzernden Tränensee
28 May 18 / FAZ
Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Im glitzernden Tränensee
28 May 18 / FAZ
Un Ballo in Maschera

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Un ballo in maschera glitters but doesn’t ignite in Budapest
24 Apr 18 / Bachtrack
Lucia di Lammermoor

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Stratosphérique!
14 Mar 18 / Forum Opéra
Die Rheinnixen

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Les Fées du Rhin d’Offenbach remontent le Danube et font escale ŕ Budapest!
9 Mar 18 / Olyrix
Hansel und Gretel

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Musically, the evening was flawless
15 Dec 17 / We left at the interval...
Garbage bins and shopping trolleys: a disappointing new Hänsel und Gretel in Budapest
13 Dec 17 / Bachtrack
Les Huguenots

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 3

De la vitalité d'une troupe lyrique
3 Nov 17 / Forum Opéra
Les Huguenots powerfully driven by Oliver von Dohnányi at Hungarian State Opera
31 Oct 17 / Bachtrack
Religionskonflikt nach opernmusealer Art
29 Oct 17 / Online Musik Magazin
Nabucco

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Hungarian forces at their finest: Nabucco revived at the Erkel Theatre
24 Oct 17 / Bachtrack
Bánk Bán

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Boom or bust: the Hungarian State Opera's new Bánk Bán
12 Sep 17 / Bachtrack
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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30 Oct 2018 to 7 Apr 2019
Goldmark
31 Oct 2018 to 13 Jan 2019
Puccini
1 Dec 2018 to 24 May 2019
Mozart
2 to 9 Dec 2018
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8 Dec 2018 to 29 Mar 2019
Leoncavallo
17 Dec 2018
Strauss, J
31 Dec 2018 to 5 Jan 2019
Verdi
4 to 13 Jan 2019
Verdi
10 Jan 2019
Meyerbeer
23 to 31 Jan 2019
Mozart
27 Jan to 3 Feb 2019
Rossini
2 to 8 Feb 2019
Donizetti
9 to 23 Feb 2019
Ponchielli
22 Feb to 5 Jun 2019
Mozart
1 to 8 Mar 2019
Bizet
7 to 17 Mar 2019
Kacsoh
9 to 31 Mar 2019
Kenessey
16 to 24 Mar 2019
Tóth
16 to 24 Mar 2019
Verdi
30 Mar to 12 Apr 2019
Gershwin
5 to 17 Apr 2019
Purcell
12 to 28 Apr 2019
Leoncavallo
18 to 28 Apr 2019
Mascagni
18 to 28 Apr 2019
Bach, JS
20 to 22 Apr 2019
Kodaly
26 Apr to 11 May 2019
Puccini
17 May to 2 Jun 2019
Puccini
19 to 25 May 2019
Puccini
23 to 25 May 2019
Puccini
24 to 28 May 2019
Puccini
26 to 27 May 2019
Puccini
26 to 29 May 2019
Monteverdi
1 to 8 Jun 2019
Puccini
6 to 8 Jun 2019
Giordano
7 to 9 Jun 2019
Verdi
14 to 30 Jun 2019
Rossini
21 to 23 Jun 2019
Mozart
28 to 30 Jun 2019

News & Articles

The Hungarian State Opera announces first U.S tour
For the 2018 tour, the works that will be presented at the David Koch Theater, home of the New York City Ballet, were selected due to their significance in Hungarian culture.
16 Mar 2018 / OperaWire
Hungarian opera boss defends white cast in Porgy and Bess
State company accused of ‘political agenda’ over decision to set Gershwin show in a refugee centre.
11 Feb 2018 / The Guardian
Hungarian State Opera to break ‘Porgy and Bess’ rule
The new production by András Almási-Tóth will break the restriction of almost 40 years that only an all-black cast can perform the piece.
19 Jan 2018 / OperaWire
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