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Dance and Act In The Highlight Of Budapest Summer Festival In 2016

By Robert Velkey // 2016.05.19.

Acts by the London Globe Theatre and the Monte Carlo Ballet will be the highlights at this year’s Budapest Summer Festival held between June 10 and August 30, the festival’s director has said.

Marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, the Globe will present the Two Gentlemen of Verona on July 1 and the Monte Carlo Ballet the classical piece Romeo and Juliet to the music of Prokofiev on August 5 at the open-air stage on Margaret Island, Teodóra Bán revealed.


The festival will open with a concert by the National Philharmonic Orchestra performing Ravel’s Piano Concert in G Major, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Dvorak’s New World Symphony with Chinese pianist Yuja Wang as guest performer. Other internationally acclaimed guest performers will be on stage together on July 22 at the opera gala of the Three Tenors. James Valenti from the US, Sebastien Gueze from France and Martin Muehle from Germany will perform romantic melodies in opera. The festival will draw to an end with two spectacular night shows presented on August 12 and 13 with outstanding dancers and acrobats.

The summer festival will offer more than 100 programmes.