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La bohème at the Hungarian State Opera

Giacomo Puccini La bohème Opera in two parts, four acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles Some operas are legendary. None more so than Puccini’s work telling the tale of young bohemians in Paris, in which one of the … Continue reading

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Antonio Vivaldi’s Farnace in Budapest

Antonio Vivaldi Farnace Opera in two parts, three acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles The operas of the “Red Priest” (which number close to 50) were practically unknown until the last quarter of the 20th century. Since the … Continue reading

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OPERA “PUNCH AND JUDY” BY HARRISON BIRTWISTLE WINNER OF TWO GREAT PRIZES IN BUDAPEST

Mr. Punch (derived from the Italian character Pulcinella) and his wife Judy are puppet characters, who are popular in England and occupy a status comparable to that of the Kasperltheater genre in Austria. Typically, a hand puppeteer will present several … Continue reading

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“Der Rosenkavalier” will open soon at the Hungarian State Opera

Der Rosenkavalier Strauss, Richard Hungarian State Opera, Budapest Opera House | 18:00-22:30 ComposerRichard Strauss Librettist Hungarian subtitles Director: Adrejs Zagars  Dramaturg: JOchen Breoholz  Set Designer: Julia Muer  Costume Designer: Kristine Pasternaka  Light designer: Kevin Wyn-Jones  Leader of Children’s Choir: Gyogyver … Continue reading

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VERDI’S 200TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: “La Traviata” opens at the Budapest opera House

LA TRAVIATA Opera in three Acts Hungarian State Opera, Opera House | 19:00-21:45 Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave Hungarian subtitles: Agnes Romhanvi  Director: Andreas Bekes  Set Designer: Miklós Fehér Costume Designer: Judit Schäffer Choreographer: Jeno Locsei  Choir Master: … Continue reading

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VERDI’S 200th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Falstaff in Hungary

Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi Magyar Allami Operahaz; Opera House, Budapest, Hungary | 19:00-22:00 Composer: Giuseppe Verdi Director: Arnaud Bernard  Set Designer: Arnaud Bernard  Costume Designer: Arnaud Bernard  Hungarian subtitles: Agnes Romhanvi  Conductor: Peter Halasz  Sir John Falstaff: Kiril Manolov  FordN.N. Fenton: … Continue reading

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