Budapest Spring Festival — #thisismyplace

Events

Félix Lajkó and the Ballet Company of Győr
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
3rd April, 2020 7.30 pm
Félix Lajkó and the Ballet Company of Győr

A masterpiece of 19th-century Romantic ballet, Giselle established a style and its popularity is unabated. The title role is every ballerina’s dream. The piece, which had its premiere in 1841, conquered the world with Adolphe Adam’s...

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Charlie
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
5th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Charlie

As the lead singer of Decca, Olympia and Generál, Charlie was a major figure of the heroic age of Hungarian beat music and rock, who also toured internationally with Afriaca and Pannónia Express. In the 1980s, there was a fair chance you had to go...

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Hungarian National Dance Ensemble: The Faithless Wife – Barcsai’s Lover – première
Müpa Budapest — Festival Theatre
8th April, 2020 7.00 pm
Hungarian National Dance Ensemble: The Faithless Wife – Barcsai’s Lover – première

The Hungarian National Dance Ensemble’s latest production recounts a sad story, one of the most mysterious in the Hungarian literature of ballads, which portrays profound human emotions and ends in tragedy. It is the age-old story of the...

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Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
8th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

The world-famous Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra celebrated the 40th anniversary of its foundation in 2019. The ensemble and its founding conductor bring to the Budapest Spring Festival one of the greatest compositions of Handel’s Italian period,...

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György Kurtág: Fin de partie (Endgame) – Hungarian première
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
10th April, 2020 7.00 pm
György Kurtág: Fin de partie (Endgame) – Hungarian première

According to a critic, Kurtág’s Fin de partie is a loving farewell to 20th-century modernism. Based on Samuel Beckett’s drama, György Kurtág’s opera was premiered in Milan in November 2018. The Teatro alla Scala’s production...

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Kristine Opolais Sings Arias
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
13th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Kristine Opolais Sings Arias

The Latvian Kristine Opolais is one of the brightest singer stars of the past decade, who sings at the world’s leading opera houses and has a penchant for Puccini. She has appeared at the Staatsoper in Vienna, the Staatsoper Berlin, the Teatro...

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Makám: Mamilula
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
14th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Makám: Mamilula

Over its history of three decades, Makám never stopped renewing itself: its songs have combined the folk music of different ethnicities, contemporary music and jazz in countless ways, creating harmonious wholes that allowed tradition and modernity,...

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Gerald Albright
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
15th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Gerald Albright

The Los Angeles-born saxophonist released his first solo record, Just Between Us, over three decades ago, in 1987. A player at home in a variety of styles, he had already earned distinction by that time as a session musician. He entitled his most...

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Staatskapelle Weimar
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
16th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Staatskapelle Weimar

130 years after the death of a composer, rarely are such works discovered that substantially alter our view of the oeuvre. Ferenc Liszt was a unique composer in this regard as well: the surviving first act of the opera he based on Byron’s...

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Akram Khan Company: Chotto Xenos
Müpa Budapest — Festival Theatre
17th April, 2020 6.00 pm
Akram Khan Company: Chotto Xenos

A young man finds curious things in an old box. He has known little about his grandfather’s experiences during World War One, and now he starts to form a new view of the past, his own identity and the ceaseless struggles of humanity. Says...

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Akram Khan Company: Chotto Xenos
Müpa Budapest — Festival Theatre
18th April, 2020 6.00 pm
Akram Khan Company: Chotto Xenos

A young man finds curious things in an old box. He has known little about his grandfather’s experiences during World War One, and now he starts to form a new view of the past, his own identity and the ceaseless struggles of humanity. Says...

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Lawrence Brownlee and Yijie Shi Sing Arias
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
19th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Lawrence Brownlee and Yijie Shi Sing Arias

The American tenor was named Singer of the Year 2017 both by International Opera Awards and Bachtrack. The Guardian called him the world’s leading bel canto singer, and critics and audiences worldwide are convinced his timbre and the...

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