Hungarian State Opera - Budapest
18 August 2019

Company search

Country Company
click here for more photos for
this opera company
Click below for
production trailers
Porgy and Bess
Hansel und Gretel
Les Huguenots
Dialogues des Carmelites
La Traviata

You've been granted free access to this page.

Take a FREE 7 DAY TRIAL or SUBSCRIBE today to access the full content of theoperacritic.com.

Free access

Performance reviews

Key Photo gallery Production details Video link
Nabucco

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Alexandru Agache chante (encore très bien) Nabucco au Théâtre Erkel de Budapest
14 Jan 19 / Opera Online
Bánk Bán

Hungarian State Opera


New York


No. of reviews: 1

Bánk Bán gets a rare New York outing
12 Nov 18 / The Opera Critic
Senza Sangue

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Im glitzernden Tränensee
28 May 18 / FAZ
Duke Bluebeard's Castle

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Im glitzernden Tränensee
28 May 18 / FAZ
Un Ballo in Maschera

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Un ballo in maschera glitters but doesn’t ignite in Budapest
24 Apr 18 / Bachtrack
Lucia di Lammermoor

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Stratosphérique!
14 Mar 18 / Forum Opéra
Die Rheinnixen

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Les Fées du Rhin d’Offenbach remontent le Danube et font escale à Budapest!
9 Mar 18 / Olyrix
Hansel und Gretel

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Musically, the evening was flawless
15 Dec 17 / We left at the interval...
Garbage bins and shopping trolleys: a disappointing new Hänsel und Gretel in Budapest
13 Dec 17 / Bachtrack
Les Huguenots

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 3

De la vitalité d'une troupe lyrique
3 Nov 17 / Forum Opéra
Les Huguenots powerfully driven by Oliver von Dohnányi at Hungarian State Opera
31 Oct 17 / Bachtrack
Religionskonflikt nach opernmusealer Art
29 Oct 17 / Online Musik Magazin
Nabucco

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Hungarian forces at their finest: Nabucco revived at the Erkel Theatre
24 Oct 17 / Bachtrack
Bánk Bán

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Boom or bust: the Hungarian State Opera's new Bánk Bán
12 Sep 17 / Bachtrack
Die Königin von Saba

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Hungarian State Opera's slow-motion The Queen of Sheba verges on La Sonnambula
23 May 17 / Bachtrack
Siegfried

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Musical performances stand out in new Siegfried at the Hungarian State Opera
23 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
Hunyadi Laszlo

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A national classic in a convoluted staging
14 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
Love and Other Demons

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Teufelsaustreibung an Ungarns Staatsoper
9 Feb 17 / Die Presse
The opera is brought to life with an amazing technical support and onstage visual effects
4 Feb 17 / Hungary Today
Music for martyrs in Budapest
1 Feb 17 / Bachtrack
La bohème

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Oldie but goodie
28 Dec 16 / Bachtrack
Une Bohème de musée à l'Opéra national de Hongrie
27 Dec 16 / Opera Online
Lucia di Lammermoor

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A one-woman show: new Lucia di Lammermoor opens in Budapest
22 Nov 16 / Bachtrack
Faust

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Devilry, madness in a dark world
13 Nov 16 / The Budapest Times
Tosca

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Cast captivates in Puccini's shabby little shocker
8 Nov 16 / Bachtrack
The Spinning Room

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A power and a curse
9 Oct 16 / The Budapest Sun
Znaniecki's directorial success in Budapest
5 Oct 16 / Bachtrack
La Traviata

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A new Traviata with passions running low in Budapest
27 Sep 16 / Bachtrack
Sly

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

La production respecte rigoureusement l’œuvre
7 Jun 16 / Anaclase
Otello

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

La prestation vocale compte plusieurs éminents gosiers
5 Jun 16 / Anaclase
Drowned in the orchestral storm
30 May 16 / Bachtrack
I Capuleti e I Montecchi

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Dazzling performances from the star-cross'd lovers
25 May 16 / Bachtrack
The Tempest

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Whimsical Tempest takes Budapest by storm
25 May 16 / Bachtrack
Macbeth

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Witches at centre stage in Hungarian Macbeth
24 May 16 / Bachtrack
Falstaff

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Ambrogio Maestri lifts Budapest's Falstaff
24 May 16 / Bachtrack
The Queen of Spades

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Qualen einer kranken Seele
12 Apr 16 / Opernnetz
Parsifal

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Parsifal senza sacralità
3 Apr 16 / L'Ape musicale
Il Trovatore

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A lacklustre Trovatore opens at the Erkel Theatre, Budapest
22 Mar 16 / Bachtrack
Die Walküre

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Unsatisfying staging salvaged by a strong cast in new Budapest Walküre
8 Mar 16 / Bachtrack
Klangrausch und Sterngefunkel
6 Mar 16 / Deutschland Radio
Lear

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Fine Budapest cast tears into lacerating Lear
3 Feb 16 / Bachtrack
Turandot

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

In the best tradition: Hungarian State Opera's glossy Turandot
3 Feb 16 / Bachtrack
Die Königin von Saba

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Goldmark’s exotic Sheba is a once and future queen
12 Dec 15 / Classical Voice North America
La reine de Saba , opéra de Károly Goldmark
14 Nov 15 / Anaclase
Don Giovanni

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Erwin Schrott makes his Budapest debut as Don Giovanni
9 Dec 15 / Bachtrack
Das Rheingold

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Nouveau Ring à Budapest
13 Nov 15 / Anaclase
Werther

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

No bad guys, just tough, tough times
31 Oct 15 / The Budapest Times
Carmen

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Fire of love still burns
12 Sep 15 / The Budapest Times
Doktor Faust

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Budapest thrills to a dramatic Faust Festival
11 Jun 15 / Seen and Heard
Le plateau vocal défend honorablement la partition
30 May 15 / Anaclase
Faust

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Budapest thrills to a dramatic Faust Festival
11 Jun 15 / Seen and Heard
D’une voix prodigieusement colorée Gábor Bretz campe un Méphistophélès d’anthologie
10 Jun 15 / Anaclase
Devilishly good fun: Gábor Bretz’s Méphistophélès dominates the stage in Budapest
29 May 15 / Bachtrack
Der Freischütz

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Freischütz à l’Opéra national dans le cadre du Faust225 Festival
9 Jun 15 / Anaclase
Sándor Zsóter takes brave aim but misses the mark
30 May 15 / Bachtrack
Mefistofele

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Méphistophélès - opéra d’Arrigo Boito
5 Jun 15 / Anaclase
Stairway to heaven: a thrilling Mefistofele in Budapest
30 May 15 / Bachtrack
Das Rheingold

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Rheingold vom anderen Stern
23 Mar 15 / Deutschland Radio
The Rake's Progress

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Molti e calorosi applausi per Nielsen e tutti gli interpreti
26 Jan 15 / GBOPERA
Der Rosenkavalier

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Un plateau vocal équilibré
11 Jun 14 / Anaclase
Die Frau ohne Schatten

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Strikingly successful
5 Jun 14 / Seen and Heard
Los milagros existen
3 Jun 14 / Beckmesser
Salome

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Last of trilogy and least successful
5 Jun 14 / Seen and Heard
A pesar de esta Salomé de rutina, el balance de la visita a Budapest es muy positivo
3 Jun 14 / Beckmesser
Arabella

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Richard Strauss muy bien servido
3 Jun 14 / Beckmesser
A remarkable musical performance
2 Jun 14 / Seen and Heard
I spiritisti

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

SpiriTiszta basszus
8 Feb 14 / Papiriszportal
Der Fliegende Holländer

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

All at sea with Wagner
26 Jan 13 / The Budapest Times
La Traviata

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Traviata a Magyar Állami Operaházban
10 May 12 / Papiriszportal
Parsifal

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Ünnepi Parsifal az Operában
18 Apr 12 / Papiriszportal
Arabella

Hungarian State Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Arabella in Budapest
18 Apr 12 / Papiriszportal
No more reviews
Reviews search
Use this search to find historical reviews in our database
Performance schedule
Erkel
1 Sep to 20 Oct 2019
Orff
1 to 13 Oct 2019
Purcell
1 to 16 Nov 2019
Verdi
7 to 23 Nov 2019
Mozart
8 to 17 Nov 2019
Puccini
13 to 24 Nov 2019
Gyöngyösi
15 Nov 2019 to 28 May 2020
Gershwin
20 to 28 Nov 2019
Monteverdi
6 to 29 Dec 2019
Puccini
8 to 10 Dec 2019
Strauss, J
13 Dec 2019 to 5 Jan 2020
Puccini
14 to 28 Dec 2019
Testoni
20 to 28 Dec 2019
Testoni
20 to 28 Dec 2019
Handel
21 Dec 2019 to 20 May 2020
Mozart
10 to 19 Jan 2020
Kacsoh
11 Jan to 2 Feb 2020
Tóth
24 Jan to 15 Feb 2020
Kenessey
24 Jan to 15 Feb 2020
Ponchielli
31 Jan to 15 Feb 2020
Hindemith
7 to 29 Feb 2020
Verdi
19 Feb to 1 Mar 2020
Mozart
21 Feb to 29 Mar 2020
Rossini
25 Feb to 1 Mar 2020
Heggie
6 to 14 Mar 2020
Erkel
13 to 22 Mar 2020
Dohnányi
13 to 28 Mar 2020
Dohnányi
13 to 28 Mar 2020
Bizet
25 Mar to 4 Apr 2020
Leoncavallo
26 Mar to 5 Apr 2020
Mascagni
26 Mar to 5 Apr 2020
Wagner
10 Apr to 30 May 2020
Verdi
18 Apr to 2 May 2020
Puccini
23 Apr to 3 May 2020
Mozart
1 to 9 May 2020
Verdi
16 to 29 May 2020
Poulenc
19 to 31 May 2020
Strauss, R
27 May to 6 Jun 2020
Szörényi
4 to 19 Jun 2020

News & Articles

White Porgy and Bess cast 'identify as African-American'
Hungarian singers allegedly signed paper to bypass stipulation of all-black cast by saying they identify as African-American.
8 Apr 2019 / The Guardian
Hungary turned far right. That’s meant millions for its opera
Viktor Orban’s government has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the Hungarian State Opera. Now the company is coming to Trump’s America.
27 Oct 2018 / New York Times
The Hungarian State Opera announces first U.S tour
For the 2018 tour, the works that will be presented at the David Koch Theater, home of the New York City Ballet, were selected due to their significance in Hungarian culture.
16 Mar 2018 / OperaWire
Hungarian opera boss defends white cast in Porgy and Bess
State company accused of ‘political agenda’ over decision to set Gershwin show in a refugee centre.
11 Feb 2018 / The Guardian
Hungarian State Opera to break ‘Porgy and Bess’ rule
The new production by András Almási-Tóth will break the restriction of almost 40 years that only an all-black cast can perform the piece.
19 Jan 2018 / OperaWire