Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál #ittahelyem 2020

Events

Body Image
Kiscelli Múzeum
3rd April, 2020 6.00 pm
Body Image

Each year, Budapest Photo Festival concentrates on a different classical theme of image-making, and 2020 will be dedicated to exploring how contemporary photography relates to the problems of representing the human body. Throughout the ages, our...

#photography #exhibitions

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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Collegium Vocale Gent
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
4th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Collegium Vocale Gent

Collegium Vocale Gent, the world-famous Belgian ensemble that was formed half a century ago, and its founding conductor, Philippe Herreweghe, are best known for the performance of baroque music. It is probably no exaggeration that the sound they...

#chamber concerts

Marcell Szabó’s Piano Recital
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
4th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Marcell Szabó’s Piano Recital

Marcell Szabó presents characteristic situations and genre scenes at his piano recital, the works by Mussorgsky and Debussy will become points of departure for audio-visual associations in the strictest sense of the word. Marcell Szabó was a student...

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Ensemble Mandel
Liszt Academy — Solti Hall
4th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Ensemble Mandel

St Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th-century nun, was one of the most intriguing polymaths of her age. She was a natural scientist, composer, theologist, mystic and physician, whose written teachings made a serious impression on the world view of the...

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Magical Decorated Eggs
Duna Palota
7th April, 2020 6.00 pm
Magical Decorated Eggs

Trained as a mathematician, she devoted herself to this special form of art not only as a decorator, but also as the collector and classifier of patterns known in Hungarian-speaking areas. Her exhibitions feature about a thousand decorated eggs from...

#free events #exhibitions

Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet) and the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
7th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Sergei Nakariakov (trumpet) and the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

World-famous trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov burst into the international music scene in the early 1990s. He has played with the greatest conductors, including Sir Neville Marriner, Kent Nagano, Mikhail Pletnev, Sakari Oramo, Jaap van Zweden, Valery...

#orchestral concerts

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

#dance #folk music, folk dance

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,...

#orchestral concerts

Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
9th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles

Twenty-five years after legendary dance icon Lloyd Newson (DV8) first staged his brutally honest show on British pub culture, Rambert & Sadler’s Wells revived, in collaboration with the choreographer, this landmark physical theatre...

#dance

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...

#opera

Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
10th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles

Twenty-five years after legendary dance icon Lloyd Newson (DV8) first staged his brutally honest show on British pub culture, Rambert & Sadler’s Wells revived, in collaboration with the choreographer, this landmark physical theatre...

#dance

Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
11th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Ballet Rambert & Sadler’s Wells: Enter Achilles

Twenty-five years after legendary dance icon Lloyd Newson (DV8) first staged his brutally honest show on British pub culture, Rambert & Sadler’s Wells revived, in collaboration with the choreographer, this landmark physical theatre...

#dance

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...

#aria concerts

Ji’s Piano Recital
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
13th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Ji’s Piano Recital

The astonishingly talented pianist dazzled the audience of the 2019 Budapest Spring Festival with a performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. A reviewer called the Korean pianist’s take on Bach “fresh, eccentric and intensive,...

#chamber concerts

Accord Quartet
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
14th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Accord Quartet

Since its foundation in 2001, Accord Quartet has developed a repertoire diverse in genres and styles; in addition to the classical chamber music literature, the ensemble likes to test itself in a wide range of forms, from experimental opera to...

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Krisztián Oláh: Parallel Reflections
Liszt Academy — Solti Hall
14th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Krisztián Oláh: Parallel Reflections

Young as he is, pianist Krisztián Oláh is a key figure of the Hungarian jazz scene. He was only twenty when he finished third at the 2015 Montreux Jazz Festival. During the two-week academic programme that followed, he appeared in concert with such...

#jazz

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,...

#world music

Gábor Farkas’s Piano Recital
Liszt Academy — Grand Hall
15th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Gábor Farkas’s Piano Recital

One of the most outstanding pianists of his generation, Gábor Farkas is a widely acknowledged interpreter of the Romantic repertoire, who has won several international competitions, and is regularly invited to prestigious festivals and concert halls...

#chamber concerts

Sárik Péter Trio x Beethoven
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
15th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Sárik Péter Trio x Beethoven

Sárik Péter Trio released its arrangements of Beethoven’s works on a CD in 2016. The jazz musicians’ adventure into the world of symphonies and piano sonatas was enthusiastically received. “It is an honour and a great challenge to...

#jazz

Liszt: Sardanapalo
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
16th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Liszt: Sardanapalo

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...

#opera

Ernő Kállai (violin) and János Balázs (piano) in Concert
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
16th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Ernő Kállai (violin) and János Balázs (piano) in Concert

A charismatic member of his generation, violinist Ernő Kállai studied at Budapest’s Liszt Academy and the New York Juilliard School; at the latter institution, Itzhak Perlman was his mentor. A devotee of chamber music, he has known János...

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Freak Fusion Cabaret: Restlesslegs – world premiere
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
16th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Freak Fusion Cabaret: Restlesslegs – world premiere

The theme of this production is the restless legs syndrome (RLS), a frequent, characteristic form of sleep disorder. The sensation is difficult to describe: it’s as if the limbs were involuntarily yawning, an unpleasant stimulus that is...

#contemporary circus

Miklós Lukács (cimbalom) and the Hungarian National Philharmonic
Pesti Vigadó — Ceremonial Hall
17th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Miklós Lukács (cimbalom) and the Hungarian National Philharmonic

Miklós Lukács is one of the most versatile artists of today’s music scene, whether he plays contemporary music, jazz or folk. His special abilities and unique musicianship have inspired such composers as Péter Eötvös, György Vukán and Mihály...

#chamber concerts

The City of Marias – premiere
Rákóczi téri Vásárcsarnok
17th April, 2020 8.00 pm
The City of Marias – premiere

The production was inspired by Astor Piazzolla’s music, and the heroine of his well-known tango opera, María, who is not a single person but Womanhood herself in the maze of a metropolis. We see all the stages of life as her fate unfolds; we...

#opera

Freak Fusion: Restlesslegs – world premiere
Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
17th April, 2020 8.00 pm
Freak Fusion: Restlesslegs – world premiere

The theme of this production is the restless legs syndrome (RLS), a frequent, characteristic form of sleep disorder. The sensation is difficult to describe: it’s as if the limbs were involuntarily yawning, an unpleasant stimulus that is...

#contemporary circus

Lawrence Brownlee Sings Arias
Müpa Budapest — Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
19th April, 2020 7.30 pm
Lawrence Brownlee Sings 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...

#aria concerts