Budapest Opera House

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Budapest Opera 2016

As well as the opulent State Opera House of Budapest top quality opera and ballet can be found at three other venues. Close to the State Opera House is the Operetta Theatre, there is also the Erkel Theatre, this recently re-furbished theatre may lack the opulence of the State Opera House but it is one of the two venues used by the National Opera & Ballet and great performances can be seen there. The Palace of the Arts, also known as MUPA sounds as though like a communist inspired institution but its creation dates from after Hungary’s communist period. Each June, it presents Wagner with top international singers. In June 2015 it will present the Ring Cycle and three performances of The Flying Dutchman. The performances will be conducted by Ádám Fischer and among the cast of outstanding singers there are three veterans of the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth – Egilis Silins who takes the role of Wotan, Christian Franz as Siegfried and Petra Lang as Brünnhilde.

The magnificent State Opera House dates from 1884 and was built as a rival to the opera houses of Paris and Vienna. Its previous musical directors have included Gustav Mahler and Otto Klemperer. The programme for the new season in Budapest contains a rich variety of works including the standard repertoire, and also Hungarian works which are not heard very often outside Hungary such as Bánk Bán and Hunyadi László.

Operas Abroad is pleased to offer the following packages including:

  • Private transfers. Airport/Hotel/Airport;
  • Three hotel nights with breakfast (K+K Hotel Opera 4 star);
  • A three hour guided tour of Budapest;
  • An hour long mini-cruise on the River Danube with a glass of wine;
  • Dinner at the stylish Chagall Restaurant (three courses and one drink (it is near the opera house);
  • A best category ticket to the opera or ballet of your choice;
  • Tourist Tax.

Package Price

Package price for all the above £465

Single room supplement for all three nights £85

One extra night £65 per person in a shared room and £110 in a single room

Flights are not included in the package but we will be pleased to arrange them if required

Our tours are tailor-made, we can arrange longer stays, shorter stays, extra opera/ballet tickets, etc.

Optional extras: see below

Optional Extras

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Dine at the Gundel Restaurant

The most famous restaurant in Budapest, it has been patronised by the rich, the famous and royals since it was opened by the Gundel dynasty in 1904. It is located on the Pest side of the city, close to Heroes Square and the Budapest Zoo.

Lunch: 3 courses and 1 drink – £45 per person

Dinner: 4 courses and 2 drinks – £70 per person

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A Visit to the Gallert Baths

The baths were built in 1918 and they still preserve the original wonderful sculptures, ceramics, mosaics and tinted glass decorations. It has outdoor and indoor swimming pools, whirlpool, steam bath, jacuzzi, sauna, massage, sun-bathing terrace and therapeutical services.

Price: £25 (use of dressing room but not towels)

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Opera House Guided Tour

The tours take about 40 minutes and you will learn about the history of the opera house and see all its lavish decoration and paintings of this opera house which was built to rival the greatest theatres of Europe. Tours in English are at 3pm and 4pm.

Price: £15 per person

We will be pleased to arrange extra or fewer nights, extra tickets, more sight-seeing or less sight-seeing, etc.

Prices are subject to availability and variation at the time of booking.

We will be pleased to book flights if required.

K+K HOTEL OPERA ****

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The hotel has an excellent location for sight-seeing and a perfect one for access to the State Opera House. The photograph shows the hotel on the left and the building on the right is the opera house, you could hardly be closer. The hotel is known for its comfort and for the warmth of its welcome. The services and facilities include: a fine restaurant, a bar, a spa and fitness centre, room service, free WiFi, concierge and air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

(We can offer many other hotels; there is, for instance, the luxurious Hilton Danubius with wonderful views of the River Danube and the Parliament building or the elegant three star Hotel Erzsebet which has a good central location).

Budapest Opera and Ballet Programme 2016

Please other lists for the Erkel Theatre, Operetta Theatre and Palace of the Arts Programmes.
Sat 2 Jan 2016 DIE FLEDERMAUS-J. Strauss
Sun 3 Jan 2016 DIE FLEDERMAUS-J. Strauss (11am)
Sun 3 Jan 2016 LA BOHÈME-Puccini (7pm)
Thu 7 Jan 2016 LA BOHÈME-Puccini
Fri 8 Jan 2016 DIE FLEDERMAUS-J. Strauss
Sat 9 Jan 2016 DIE FLEDERMAUS-J. Strauss
Sun 10 Jan 2016 LA BOHÈME-Puccini (11am)
Sun 10 Jan 2016 DIE FLEDERMAUS-J. Strauss (7pm)
Wed 13 Jan 2016 DIE FLEDERMAUS-J. Strauss
Sun 17 Jan 2016 DIE FLEDERMAUS-J. Strauss
Sat 23 Jan 2016 FALSTAFF-Verdi
Wed 27 Jan 2016 FALSTAFF-Verdi
Thu 28 Jan 2016 LEAR-Reimann
Fri 29 Jan 2016 FALSTAFF-Verdi
Sat 30 Jan 2016 LEAR-Reimann

Sun 31 Jan 2016 FALSTAFF-Verdi at 11am

Tue 2 Feb 2016 LEAR-Reimann

Wed 10 Feb 2016 FAUST-Gounod

Thu 11 Feb 2016 LEAR-Reimann

Fri 12 Feb 2016 FAUST-Gounod

Sat 13 Feb 2016 LEAR-Reimann

Sun 14 Feb 2016 FAUST-Gounod

Thu 18 Feb 2016 FAUST-Gounod

Sun 21 Feb 2016 FAUST-Gounod at 11am

Thu 25 Feb 2016-FAUST-Gounod

Sat 27 Feb 2016 FAUST-Gounod

Thu 3 Mar 2016 DIE WALKÜRE-Wagner

Sat 5 Mar 2016 FAUST-Gounod at 11am

Sun 6 Mar 2016 DIE WALKÜRE-Wagner

Wed 9 Mar 2016 BÁNK BÁN-Erkel

Thu 10 Mar 2016 DIE WALKÜRE-Wagner

Fri 11 Mar 2016 BÁNK BÁN-Erkel

Sun 13 Mar 2016 DIE WALKÜRE-Wagner

Tue 15 Mar 2016 BÁNK BÁN-Erkel

Thu 17 Mar 2016 DIE WALKÜRE-Wagner

Sat 19 Mar 2016 BÁNK BÁN-Erkel

Sun 20 Mar 2016 DIE WALKÜRE-Wagner

Wed 23 Mar 2016 PARSIFAL-Wagner

Fri 25 Mar 2016 PARSIFAL-Wagner

Mon 28 Mar 2016 PARSIFAL-Wagner

Fri 1 Apr 2016 THE QUEEN OF SPADES-Tchaikovsky at 11am

Sat 2 Apr 2016 LA SERVA PADRONA-Pergolesi at 3pm

Sun 3 Apr 2016 LA SERVA PADRONA-Pergolesi at 3pm

Sun 3 Apr 2016 THE QUEEN OF SPADES-Tchaikovsky at 6pm

Wed 6 Apr 2016 THE RAKE’S PROGRESS-Stravinsky

Thu 7 Apr 2016 THE QUEEN OF SPADES-Tchaikovsky

Fri 8 Apr 2016 THE RAKE’S PROGRESS-Stravinsky

Sat 9 Apr 2016 THE QUEEN OF SPADES-Tchaikovsky

Sun 10 Apr 2016 THE RAKE’S PROGRESS-Stravinsky

Wed 13 Apr 2016 THE RAKE’S PROGRESS-Stravinsky

Thu 14 Apr 2016 THE QUEEN OF SPADES-Tchaikovsky

Fri 15 Apr 2016 THE RAKE’S PROGRESS-Stravinsky

Sat 16 Apr 2016 THE QUEEN OF SPADES-Tchaikovsky

Thu 21 Apr 2016 THE RAKE’S PROGRESS-Stravinsky

Sat 30 Apr 2016 DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN-R. Strauss

Thu 5 May 2016 DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN-R. Strauss

Sun 8 May 2016 DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN-R. Strauss

Thu 19 May 2016 THE TEMPEST-Adès

Sat 21 May 2016 THE TEMPEST-Adès

Sun 22 May 2016 MACBETH-Verdi

Tue 24 May 2016 OTELLO-Verdi

Wed 25 May 2016 THE TEMPEST-Adès

Thu 26 May 2016 OTELLO-Verdi

Fri 27 May 2016 OTELLO-Verdi

Sat 28 May 2016 THE TEMPEST-Adès

Sun 29 May 2016 LEAR-Reimann

Tue 31 May 2016 LEAR-Reimann

Wed 1 Jun 2016 THE TEMPEST-Adès

Fri 17 Jun 2016 THE FAIRY QUEEN-Purcell

Sat 18 Jun 2016 MADAMA BUTTERFLY-Puccini

Sun 19 Jun 2016 THE FAIRY QUEEN-Purcell

Tue 21 Jun 2016 THE FAIRY QUEEN-Purcell

Thu 23 Jun 2016 THE FAIRY QUEEN-Purcell

 

BALLETS
THE NUTCRACKER – November 26, 28 & 29 2015 December 1, 3, 5, 6 (11am), 8, 9, 10, 12 (11am), 13 (11am), 16, 18, 20 (11am & 6pm), 24 (11am), 25 (11am), 26 (11am), 27 (11am), 29 (11am) & 30 (11am) 2015
ROMEO & JULIET – January 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21 & 22 2016
MANON – February 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 28 (11am) 2016 March 2, 4, 5, 12, 16 & 18 2016
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY – April 16 (11am), 17, 20, 22, 23, 24 (11am & 7pm), 27 & 28 2016
ONEGIN – May 1 (11am & 7pm), 4, 6, 7 & 8 (11am) 2016
A MAKRANCOS KATA – May 12, 13, 14, 15 (11am), 18 & 20 2016

Erkel Theatre Programme

Fri 8 Jan 2016 TURANDOT-Puccini
Sat 9 Jan 2016 DON PASQUALE-Donizetti
Sun 10 Jan 2016 TURANDOT-Puccini
Thu 14 Jan 2016 DON PASQUALE-Donizetti
Fri 15 Jan 2016 TURANDOT-Puccini
Sat 16 Jan 2016 DON PASQUALE-Donizetti
Sun 17 Jan 2016 TURANDOT-Puccini
Fri 22 Jan 2016 TURANDOT-Puccini
Sat 23 Jan 2016 DON PASQUALE-Donizetti
Sun 24 Jan 2016 TURNADOT-Puccini
Sat 30 Jan 2016 TURNADOT-Puccini at 11am
Sun 31 Jan 2016 DON PASQUALE-Donizetti at 11am

BALLETS
Mad Dance – Yet There Is Method In It (One-act ballets with music by Mozart, Ravel and Part) September 19, 20, 24, 26 & 27 October 3 & 4 (11am & 7pm) 2015
White Black – Opposites in Attraction (one-act ballets at the Erkel Theatre with music by Kylian, Reich, Bach, Lander & Czerny) January 29, 30 & 31 February 5, 6 & 7 2016

Palace of the Arts: The RING CYCLE and DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG

2016
June 16th DAS RHEINGOLD-Wagner
June 17th DIE WALKÜRE-Wagner
June 18th SIEGFRIED-Wagner
June 19th GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG-Wagner
June 24th DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
June 26th DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG