2015/2016 Opera Performances

Budapest Opera Season - premiers and highlights

2015/2016 Opera Performances

A performance at the Budapest Opera is a fantastic experience and it won't break the bank. Below you'll find some of this season's highlights, along with links to the box office.

Budapest Opera House - Opera Season 2015/2016

Mozart, Wagner, Verdi, Strauss the Hungarian National Ballet, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, several premiers and revivals, 40 operas and 10 ballets, 20+ concerts - more than 500 performances are on the program for 2015/2016. The new season is dedicated to William Shakespeare.

2015/16 Season Opening - Sep 26, Otello

Premiers and revivals in the 2015/2016 season include Bernstein's West Side Story, Menotti's The Telephone, Donizetti’s Il Campanello, Verdi's Falstaff, Otello, Don Carlo, and Requiem, Puccini's La Boheme, Turandot and Madam Butterfly, Mozart's Don Giovanni and Cosi Fan Tutte, Bizet's Carmen, Vivaldi's Farnace, and Wagner's Das Rhiengold. The Hungarian National Ballet will feature, Romeo and Juliet, Onegin, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.

In addition, the Budapest Opera House will give home to a series of festivals and events:

All The World's an Opera House - Sep 19-20, 2015
The Budapest Opera House will participate with several commedia de'll arte performances during the worldwide "Car-free Weekend", featuring Donizetti, Menotti and a special Shakespeare Show.

World Music Day - Oct 1, 2015
International Music Day or World Music Day is honored by an open day at the opera house. Visitors can also listen to some of the most famous opera arias.

Christmas at the Opera House - Dec 22, 2015
In celebration of Christmas, the Hungarian State Opera features a special Christmas-themed night.

New Year's Concert - Jan 1, 2016
The ever popular new year event, hosted by the Budapest Opera House.

Shakespeare Ball - Feb 6, 2016
Farsang, or carnival season in Hungary, is marked by a spectacular Renaissance-themed opera ball.

Mayfest - May 17 to Jun 2, 2016
In 2016, the annual two-week-long international opera festival is held between May 17 and June 2, and it coincides with the Shakespeare400+ Festival. Famous operas based on William Shakespeare's work, like Romeo et Juliette, Hamlet, Falstaff, Lear, Machbeth, Otello and much more are on the program.

Performances at the Opera House usually start at 6 pm or 7 pm, matinee performances start at 11 am.

Please note that programs are subject to change. For more details visit opera.hu.

Opera Tickets & Box Office

Tickets can be purchased online or from the box office directly. Tickets purchased online can be printed at home to avoid any line-ups. Will-call and delivery options (mail or courier at an extra charge) are also available.

Entrance to the Box Office is from Dalszínház utca
Phone: (+36-1) 353-0170
E-mail: ticket@opera.hu
Website: www.opera.hu

Box Office - Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday: 11 am until the beginning of the performance (or until 5 pm on days when there is no performance)
Sundays and holidays: 4 pm until the beginning of the performance.
Before matinee performances the box office opens at 10 am.
All major credit cards are accepted.

Other Venues Hosting Opera Performances

Erkel Theatre
Repertoire: Opera, Ballet and Classical Music
Address: Köztársaság tér 30, Budapest 1081
Location: Pest, City Center, District 8
Phone: (+36-1) 333-0540

Palace of Arts
Repertoire: Opera, Ballet and Classical Music
The Palace of Arts is also home to the Ludwig Museum
Address: Komor Marcell utca 1, Budapest 1095
Location: Pest, District 9
Phone: (+36-1) 555-3000
Website: www.mupa.hu

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