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About Hungarian State Opera, Budapest

The Hungarian State Opera House (Hungarian: Magyar Állami Operaház) is a neo-Renaissance opera house located in central Budapest, on Andrássy út. Originally known as the Hungarian Royal Opera House, it was designed by Miklós Ybl, a major figure of 19th century Hungarian architecture. Construction began in 1875, funded by the city of Budapest and by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary, and the new house opened to the public on the 27 September 1884. It is the second largest opera house in Budapest and in Hungary. Touring groups had performed operas in the city from the early 19th century, but as Legány notes, "a new epoch began after 1835 when part of the Kasa National Opera and Theatrical Troupe arrived in Buda". They took over the Castle Theatre and, in 1835, were joined by another part of the troupe, after which performances of operas were given under conductor Ferenc Erkel. By 1837 they had established themselves at the Magyar Színház (Hungarian Theatre) and by 1840, it had become the "Nemzeti Színház" (National Theatre). Upon its completion, the opera section moved into the Hungarian Royal Opera House, with performances quickly gaining a reputation for excellence in a repertory of about 45 to 50 operas and about 130 annual performances. Today, the opera house is home to the Budapest Opera Ball, a society event dating back to 1886.


Overview of Hungarian State Opera

Welcome to the page of Hungarian State Opera. This is a place of interest in the city of Budapest in Hungary. Hungarian State Opera is not a top-rated place in Budapest.

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Attend an organ concert at St Stephen’s Basilica, famous throughout Hungary for its remarkable musical performances. Inside the beautiful Neoclassical church with excellent acoustics, enjoy an evening of classical music by masters such as Bach and Vivaldi, played by some of Hungary’s most esteemed musicians. Upgrade to include a late-night dinner cruise, and enjoy a buffet meal with Champagne and a drink as you cruise along the Danube River, soaking up UNESCO World Heritage-listed sights such as the Buda Castle Quarter.

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Take an excursion into Hungary's history on this popular Danube Bend full day trip. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, you'll visit the gorgeous old towns of Visegrad, Esztergom and Szentendre, enjoy a three-course lunch and take a River Danube cruise - a highlight of any trip to Hungary!

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Whether you fancy a late dinner or a wonderful spot for after-dinner drinks, take this Danube River cruise for a relaxing night out in Budapest. Sip wine and Champagne, and enjoy an optional Hungarian buffet dinner if you wish. The star of your cruise is your view of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Budapest panorama, which includes the Buda Castle Quarter.

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  • An amazing opera! It is a beautiful journey back in time as you are surrounded by beautiful wall ornaments and furniture. The surroundings are truly amazing and a must see when in Budapest. The staff was nice and helpful. It does not get 5 stars since it was not possible to take any food with you into the seating areas. This was a problem because some plays are 3 hours long without brakes.

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  • Intriguing building filled with classically themed art. The tour guide gave her best to deliver to us all the interesting stories of the past, and at the end we had a chance to listen to the great mini performance of one of the opera singers. It was really funny when the singer pulled a random person from the crowd and danced with him (the guy blushed so much :D). It was unfortunate that at the time the place was being prepared for to the incoming closing ceremony of the World Fina event.

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  • The palace is huge and gorgeous. Also if you aren't interesting in music you should come and see it because almost everything is original! It can be reached with the metro 1. Everyday you can visit the interiors with a guide tour and you can find the timetables (usually 2, 3, 4, 5 pm) and languages (English, Ungarian, Spanish, German, Chinese, Italian etc.) in the homepage of the Opera House. You have to pay a ticket to take photos inside, just ask when you're buying the main ticket!

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  • Majestic Building and history attached to this Opera House. Grand interiors, There is no dress code to visit this place. Tickets are economical and meets all

  • This place is exceptionally gorgeous. If I ever return to Budapest I will make a night at the Opera and come in full gowns.

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