Opera House to reopen on March 12

The Hungarian State Opera House designed by Miklos Ybl will reopen to the public on March 12 following a renovation that has restored the building in Budapest to its original glory, the Opera said on Thursday.
11. March 2022 6:59

At the opening gala event with President Janos Ader in attendance, Erno Dohnanyi’s rarely heard Festival Overture, parts from Zoltan Kodaly’s folk opera Hary Janos and Laszlo Seregi’s Taming of the Shrew ballet will be performed.

The programme also includes recitals of Hungarian-themed titles such as Berlioz’s Rakoczy March, Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No.5 and Strauss Jr’s Viva Hungary polka under the baton of Placido Domingo. The event will be broadcast live by public TV channel M5.

On March 13, the Opera House will present the original version of Ferenc Erkel’s historic opera Hunyadi Laszlo, with artists and students of the Hungarian National Ballet, the Opera Orchestra and its Choir and Children’s Choir.

On March 14, the Hungarian National Ballet will perform Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling.

The regular guided Opera tours in Hungarian and English will be relaunched on March 15 with the first tour beginning at 10.30am.

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