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Claus Guth's DON GIOVANNI Announced At The Hungarian State Opera
by A.A. Cristi - February 20, 2024

Internationally renowned production of Don Giovanni at the Hungarian State Opera, featuring a provocative adaptation of the classic opera. Learn about the history and significance of this timeless tale of Don Juan.

Conversations On A Playwright to Explore The Work Of Tom Murphy
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 07, 2023

Conversations on a Playwright: Learn and explore the work of Tom Murphy, one of Ireland's most significant playwrights, in this series of acting masterclasses and discussions.

Martin Rajna Joins the Hungarian State Opera as Principal Conductor
by Stephi Wild - June 28, 2023

At the closing ceremony of the 2022/23 season of the Hungarian State Opera, recently reappointed general director Szilveszter Ókovács presented the prestigious Chamber Singer and Étoile awards, and announced 27-year-old Martin Rajna, one of the most outstanding young conductors emerging from Hungary as principal conductor.

Hungarian State Opera Celebrates Eva Marton On 18 June
by A.A. Cristi - June 06, 2023

On 18 June 2023, the Hungarian State Opera celebrates the greatest Hungarian soprano of the 20th century on the occasion of her birthday with performances by her former and current students, as well as the winners of the Eva Marton International Singing Competition.

The Hungarian State Opera to Present WAR & PEACE for the First Time in Hungary
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 24, 2023

Prokofiev's opera War & Peace will be presented on 28 January 2023 by the internationally renowned Catalan opera director Calixto Bieito in a joint production between the Hungarian State Opera and the Grand Théâtre de Genève.

Exhibition Opens In Memory Of The Budapest Opera House Victims Of The Holocaust
by A.A. Cristi - December 14, 2022

'Shattered, abandoned, dead...' is the title of the new permanent exhibition of the Hungarian State Opera opened in the basement of the building.  It commemorates 83 artists and employees who were dismissed and deported due to their descent during the Holocaust. The exhibition is open to visitors at 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday from 14 January 2023.

10th Theatre Olympics to Feature 550 Performances in 70 Venues in Hungary
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 14, 2022

From Easter to Midsummer’s night, Budapest and Hungary will become a celebratory meeting point for theatrical world. 200 companies from 35 countries will come to Hungary between 1st April and 1st July 2023 for the 10th International Theatre Olympics.

Nashville Duo Due West To Make A Stop At The WYO This Holiday Season
by A.A. Cristi - November 18, 2022

​​​​​​​On Saturday December 17 at 7pm Due West celebrates the holidays by making their WYO premiere! Featuring talented local Matt Lopez of Ranchester origins with Brad Hull and Tim Gates, these three gents will serve up Christmas delights along with original favorites.

TENORISSIMO With Fabio Saratori Announced At The Hungarian State Opera
by A.A. Cristi - July 29, 2022

The most beautiful excerpts of Italian opera are presented by Fabio Sartori, special guest start of the Tenorissimo festive opera gala.

Charity Concert for Ukrainian People WE ARE ONE to Be Held in Bucharest
by Marissa Tomeo - March 04, 2022

The biggest live charity concert in Romania will take place on 12 March at the National Arena, Bucharest in aid of those struggling amid the on-going crisis in neighbouring Ukraine. The upcoming event will be meticulously organized by the joint forces of SAGA Festival, PRO TV, KISS FM and the City Hall of Bucharest. 

VIDEOS: Get Ready For Chuck & Lilli Cooper on THE SETH CONCERT SERIES Sunday
by Team BWW - May 20, 2021

Chuck Cooper and Lilli Cooper are stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances and interviews before their show on Sunday!

The Hungarian National Ballet Presents DON JUAN
by Stephi Wild - March 04, 2021

The paid stream series of the Hungarian State Opera is to continue with Don Juan, a choreography by a renowned personality of the French dance scene, Thierry Malandain. The production that premieres online on 6 March 2021, at 8:00 p.m. CET and is available for one night only, is his first collaboration with the Hungarian National Ballet.

Academy Award Nominee Sally Kirkland To Lead Masterclass In Belgrade For New International Acting Program TIAS
by Stephi Wild - February 09, 2021

Veteran actress Sally Kirkland will lead a masterclass for the students of The International Acting Studio (TIAS) in Belgrade, Serbia on Monday, February 22nd.

The Hungarian National Ballet Presents Its First Online Premiere: THE FLAMES OF PARIS
by A.A. Cristi - February 03, 2021

The Hungarian National Ballet presents its first online premiere in the new stream series of the Hungarian State Opera. After a hiatus of forty years, The Flames of Paris returns to the repertoire on 6 February 2021, reconceived by international ballet master and choreographer Michael Messerer.

9 Jessica Vosk Videos We Can't Get Enough Of!
by Team BWW - January 21, 2021

Jessica Vosk is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before her show on Sunday!

Budapest Festival Orchestra Keeps the Music Playing With Concerts in Apartment Courtyards
by Stephi Wild - June 25, 2020

Budapest Festival Orchestra has split into small groups and headed around the city throughout the month of June to perform in the courtyards of apartment blocks around Budapest.

Theater-Makers in Hungary Discuss the Struggles Brought on by the Pandemic
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 18, 2020

CGTN has reported on the ways in which theater in general, and the creatives that make up the industry, have been effected by the health crisis and their thoughts as the country prepares to reopen. 

VIDEO: Musicians in Hungary Play Classical Music From Their Cars
by Stephi Wild - April 06, 2020

Musicians in Hungary have been driving around the streets of Budapest playing 'uplifting' classical music in an attempt to cheer up its residents during the health crisis.

Join the BroadwayWorld Book Club with THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY Vol. 1 and Discuss with Jennifer Ashley Tepper-
by Nicole Rosky - March 30, 2020

Book lovers, theater nerds, and anyone looking for a way to (digitally) connect with people outside the walls of your own of your apartment during this time of social distancing need look no further!

LAURENCIA Premieres at the Erkel Theatre
by Stephi Wild - March 02, 2020

The new Hungarian National Ballet production is an opulent, spectacular and truly a?" in the positive sense of the word a?" theatrical ballet: scorching hot emotions and movements bursting with explosive power, in which classical steps are intertwined with fiery Spanish rhythms. Following a hiatus of almost 50 years, Laurencia returns to the stage of the Erkel Theatre with a revised and fresh choreography by Michael Messerer.


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The stubborn princess
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Vámpírok bálja (Dance of the Vampires) musical in Hungary Vámpírok bálja (Dance of the Vampires) musical
PS Produkcio (6/21 - 6/23)
Classsical Bravura
Hungarian State Oper (4/20 - 4/20)

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