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Colorful Celebration Programs In The Hungarian State Opera House

By Robert Velkey // 2017.02.21.

If you like the upper-class milieu and prime classical music the next programs are dedicated to you. The Hungarian State Opera House announces amazing and very qualitative shows for this spring.

In a chronological line on the 6th of March 2017 the Erkel Theater State Opera Orchestra concert will be held. By the way, the redevelopment works the Erkel Theater’s building has gone through over the years are worthy of an academic study. This ill-fated theatre has been the Hungarian State Opera’s second performance venue since 1951. The upcoming concert on the 6th of March first in the line is the Kodály50+. On the 50th anniversary of the great Hungarian composer’s, the morning will begin at the Opera House where Kodály and his family survived the siege of Budapest in the winter of 1944/45. We will be remembering at the same place where his Missa brevis was premiered, conducted by himself: the ground floor cloakroom. In the evening, the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra celebrates the life and art of Kodály with a symphonic concert conducted by internationally renowned Ion Marin including Dances of Galánta, Two Songs, and Te Deum at the Erkel Theatre.


On the 11th of March Opera House presents Pártay75. A significant birthday for our internationally-renowned ballet dancer and choreographer, Lilla Pátray which will be a true celebration of Hungarian classical ballet. Lilla Pártay’s career as a ballerina and the appealing choreographic work that grew out of it always remained faithful to classical foundations, gave Hungarian dance of the past few decades its second – alongside László Seregi – great creative artist. On her 75th birthday, The Opera House will be relaunching a run of her first two-act ballet, Anna Karenina, and before the first performance, the Hungarian National Ballet will be saluting the master choreographer, while the Opera celebrates with a brand-new illustrated publication about Lilla Pártay’s career.


On the 13th of March Opera House will held Tokody40 gala concert. In the last third of the 20th century, there was a Hungarian lyric soprano whose talent, diligence and enchanting personality enabled to win acclaim all over the world. Ilona Tokody was a paragon in every single Italian role, a great figure of sophisticated and artistic singing. On the 40th anniversary of the beginning of her career, she will be compiling the programme of the night and selecting the participants, and of course she herself will be appearing before her fans with former colleagues and special guests. The Opera will also be celebrating this outstanding artist who has always remained faithful to it with a photo album published for this occasion. Featuring the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus (chorus master u Kálmán Strausz) Conductor u Janos Acs Director u András Aczél

via:; Hungarian State Opera Press Release

photos:;;; Hungarian State Opera Press Release