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 2018 it will present Tristan Und Isolde and the Flying Dutchman.

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 £495

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).

 

PROGRAMME

THE STATE OPERA HOUSE 

Sat 9 Sep 2017 BÁNK BÁN-Erkel
Sun 10 Sep 2017 BÁNK BÁN-Erkel
Wed 13 Sep 2017 BÁNK BÁN-Erkel
Thu 14 Sep 2017 BÁNK BÁN-Erkel
Fri 15 Sep 2017 BÁNK BÁN-Erkel
Sun 17 Sep 2017 BÁNK BÁN-Erkel
Mon 25 Sep 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Mon 25 Sep 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Tue 26 Sep 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Tue 26 Sep 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Wed 27 Sep 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Thu 28 Sep 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Fri 29 Sep 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Sat 30 Sep 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Sat 30 Sep 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Sun 1 Oct 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Mon 2 Oct 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Mon 2 Oct 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Sun 8 Oct 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Mon 9 Oct 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Mon 9 Oct 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Tue 10 Oct 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Tue 10 Oct 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Wed 11 Oct 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Thu 12 Oct 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Fri 13 Oct 2017 FIGARO 2.0 (adapted from Mozart)
Sat 28 Oct 2017 LES HUGUENOTS-Meyerbeer
Sun 29 Oct 2017 LES HUGUENOTS-Meyerbeer
Tue 31 Oct 2017 LES HUGUENOTS-Meyerbeer
Sun 5 Nov 2017 LES HUGUENOTS-Meyerbeer
Thu 9 Nov 2017 LES HUGUENOTS-Meyerbeer
Fri 10 Nov 2017 LES HUGUENOTS-Meyerbeer
Sat 18 Nov 2017 L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI-Rossini
Sun 19 Nov 2017 L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI-Rossini
Thu 23 Nov 2017 L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI-Rossini
Fri 24 Nov 2017 L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI-Rossini
Sat 25 Nov 2017 L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI-Rossini
Sun 26 Nov 2017 L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI-Rossini
Sat 9 Dec 2017 HÄNSEL UND GRETEL-Humperdinck
Sun 10 Dec 2017 HÄNSEL UND GRETEL-Humperdinck
Tue 12 Dec 2017 HÄNSEL UND GRETEL-Humperdinck
Thu 14 Dec 2017 HÄNSEL UND GRETEL-Humperdinck
Tue 19 Dec 2017 HÄNSEL UND GRETEL-Humperdinck
Tue 19 Dec 2017 HÄNSEL UND GRETEL-Humperdinck
Sun 14 Jan 2018 OBERON-Weber
Fri 2 Feb 2018 SIMON BOCCANEGRA-Verdi
Sat 3 Feb 2018 SIMON BOCCANEGRA-Verdi
Sun 4 Feb 2018 SIMON BOCCANEGRA-Verdi
Tue 6 Feb 2018 SIMON BOCCANEGRA-Verdi
Fri 9 Feb 2018 SIMON BOCCANEGRA-Verdi
Sat 17 Feb 2018 COSI FAN TUTTE-Mozart
Sun 18 Feb 2018 COSI FAN TUTTE-Mozart
Thu 22 Feb 2018 COSI FAN TUTTE-Mozart
Fri 23 Feb 2018 COSI FAN TUTTE-Mozart
Sat 24 Feb 2018 DIE RHEINNIXEN-Offenbach
Sun 25 Feb 2018 DIE RHEINNIXEN-Offenbach
Sun 25 Feb 2018 COSI FAN TUTTE-Mozart
Thu 1 Mar 2018 DIE RHEINNIXEN-Offenbach
Fri 2 Mar 2018 DIE RHEINNIXEN-Offenbach
Sun 4 Mar 2018 LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR-Donizetti
Thu 8 Mar 2018 LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR-Donizetti
Fri 9 Mar 2018 LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR-Donizetti
Sat 10 Mar 2018 L’OCA DEL CAIRO-Mozart
Sun 11 Mar 2018 L’OCA DEL CAIRO-Mozart
Sat 17 Mar 2018 L’OCA DEL CAIRO-Mozart
Sun 18 Mar 2018 L’OCA DEL CAIRO-Mozart
Fri 6 Apr 2018 THE MAGIC FLUTE-Mozart
Sat 7 Apr 2018 THE MAGIC FLUTE-Mozart
Sat 7 Apr 2018 THE MAGIC FLUTE-Mozart
Thu 12 Apr 2018 THE MAGIC FLUTE-Mozart
Fri 13 Apr 2018 THE MAGIC FLUTE-Mozart
Sat 21 Apr 2018 UN BALLO IN MASCHERA-Verdi
Sun 22 Apr 2018 UN BALLO IN MASCHERA-Verdi
Wed 25 Apr 2018 THE MAGIC FLUTE-Mozart
Thu 26 Apr 2018 UN BALLO IN MASCHERA-Verdi
Fri 27 Apr 2018 UN BALLO IN MASCHERA-Verdi
Sat 28 Apr 2018 UN BALLO IN MASCHERA-Verdi
Sun 29 Apr 2018 UN BALLO IN MASCHERA-Verdi
Sat 5 May 2018 THE MAGIC FLUTE-Mozart
Sat 12 May 2018 SANCTA SUSANNA-Hindemith
Sat 12 May 2018 DAS LANGE WEIHNACHTSMAHL-Hindemith
Sat 12 May 2018 HIN UND ZURÜCK-Hindemith
Sun 13 May 2018 SIEGFRIED-IDILL-Géza Koteles
Wed 16 May 2018 SANCTA SUSANNA-Hindemith
Wed 16 May 2018 DAS LANGE WEIHNACHTSMAHL-Hindemith
Wed 16 May 2018 HIN UND ZURÜCK-Hindemith
Thu 17 May 2018 DER VIERJÄHRIGE POSTEN-Schubert
Thu 17 May 2018 DIE OPERNPROBE-Lortzing
Fri 18 May 2018 SANCTA SUSANNA-Hindemith
Fri 18 May 2018 DAS LANGE WEIHNACHTSMAHL-Hindemith
Fri 18 May 2018 HIN UND ZURÜCK-Hindemith
Sat 19 May 2018 SIEGFRIED-IDILL-Géza Koteles
Sun 20 May 2018 SIEGFRIED-IDILL-Géza Koteles
Sun 20 May 2018 DER VIERJÄHRIGE POSTEN-Schubert
Sun 20 May 2018 DIE OPERNPROBE-Lortzing
Mon 21 May 2018 SIEGFRIED-IDILL-Géza Koteles
Sun 27 May 2018 DER VIERJÄHRIGE POSTEN-Schubert
Sun 27 May 2018 DIE OPERNPROBE-Lortzing
Sun 27 May 2018 SENZA SANGUE- Eötvös
Sun 27 May 2018 BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE-Bartok
Fri 1 Jun 2018 SENZA SANGUE- Eötvös
Fri 1 Jun 2018 BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE-Bartok
Thu 7 Jun 2018 GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG-Wagner
Fri 8 Jun 2018 SENZA SANGUE- Eötvös
Fri 8 Jun 2018 BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE-Bartok
Sun 10 Jun 2018 GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG-Wagner
Wed 13 Jun 2018 GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG-Wagner
Sun 17 Jun 2018 GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG-Wagner
Wed 20 Jun 2018 GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG-Wagner
Fri 22 Jun 2018 SALOME-R. Strauss
Sun 24 Jun 2018 SALOME-R. Strauss

There will also be three Wagner performance at the

Budapest Palace of the Arts in June 2018

Thursday June 7th Tristan Und Isolde at 4pm

Friday June 8th The Flying Dutchman at 6pm

Sunday June 10th The Flying Dutchman at 6pm

(The performances are presented in semi-staged productions)