El holandés errante de Wagner en la Hungarian State Opera


Premiere: 19th January 2013

Further dates: 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27 January & 2 February 2013

Librettist: Richard Wagner

Director: János Szikora

Set Designer: Éva Szendrényi

Costume Designer: Krisztina Berzsenyi


Conductor: Axel Kober, János Kovács


Donald (Daland): Gábor Bretz, András Palerdi

Senta: Georgina Lukács, Szilvia Rálik

Georg (Erik): Attila Fekete

Mary: Annamária Kovács, Éva Balatoni

Daland’s steersman: Gergely Boncsér, István Horváth

The Dutchman: Mihály Kálmándi, Béla Perencz


The Hungarian State Opera has 340 performances in the 2012/13 season, which is an increase of 25 per cent compared with 2011/12. Highlights beside the new production of Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)  include a festival of rare Verdi operas, marking the birth bicentenaries of these composers; a staging of Hunyadi László by Ferenc Erkel, a Hungarian national composer and a contemporary of Verdi; and a semi-staged version of Bach’s St. John’s Passion for Easter. Leading up to the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss’s birth in 2014, the Budapest Opera is also planning to stage his most brilliant opera, Die Frau ohne Schatten.

Being, working as a repertoire theatre the Hungarian State Opera primarily presents Hungarian operatic and ballet culture to the country and the world. It also welcomes the greatest international stars such as Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez and Christoph Eschenbach, all of whom have performed there in recent months.

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