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8th Iván Nagy International Ballet Gala

Hungarian State Opera House, Budapest, Hungary
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Sunday 9 June 2024
7 PM
From
US$ 80

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Important Info
Type: Ballet
City: Budapest, Hungary
Starts at: 19:00
Duration: 3h

E-tickets: Print at home or at the box office of the event if so specified. You will find more information in your booking confirmation email.

You can only select the category, and not the exact seats.
If you order 2 or 3 tickets: your seats will be next to each other.
If you order 4 or more tickets: your seats will be next to each other, or, if this is not possible, we will provide a combination of groups of seats (at least in pairs, for example 2+2 or 2+3).

Cast
Performers
Ballet company: Hungarian National Ballet
Ballet company: Hungarian National Ballet Institute
Orchestra: Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Paul Connelly
Overview

The ballet world remembers Hungarian legend

2014 saw the sudden passing of the international ballet artist and ballet director Iván Nagy. After his retirement, he had returned to serve his country by working as head artistic consultant for the Hungarian State Opera. He used his wide-ranging knowledge of the profession to help the work of the Hungarian National Ballet; his departure left a gaping hole in the members of the corps de ballet. Since then, we have organised a ballet night in his honour every year, where soloists from the most important corps de ballet from all across the world – Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Bolshoi, Páris Opera, Het Nationale Ballet – and the performers of the OPERA’s corps de ballet pay tribute to Iván Nagy’s greatness in the profession and as a person. On the same day, we will award an artist of the Hungarian National Ballet with the Solymosi Award, which is given to the best dancer from the December run of The Nutcracker. 

Featuring the Hungarian National Ballet, the students of the Hungarian National Balletinstitute and the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra.

Programme:

Part One

Marius Petipa – Mirzoyan Albert – Prokofieva Irina – Solymosi Tamás / Ludwig Minkus – Édouard Deldevéz: Paquita Suite – Polonaise and Mazurka

Featuring the students of the Hungarian National Ballet Institute

 

Marius Petipa / Adolphe Adam: Le Corsaire – pas de deux

Featuring Tatyjana Melnyik (Principal of the Hungarian National Ballet), Motomi Kiyota (Grand Sujet of the Hungarian National Ballet)

 

Jules Perrot / Cesare Pugni: La Esmeralda – pas de deux

Featuring Maria Beck (Principal of the Hungarian National Ballet), Boris Zhurilov (Semi-soloist of the Hungarian National Ballet)

 

Rafai-Vetési Adrienn / Armadinho / Lídia Jorge: Fado

Featuring Cecília Porkoláb (Chamber Artist of the Hungarian National Ballet Institute 2022/2023), Veronika Vamos and the Tango Harmony Budapest

 

Marius Petipa / Riccardo Drigo: The Talisman – pas de deux

Featuring Maria Yakovleva (Principal of the Hungarian National Ballet), Denys Cherevychko (Guest Principal of the Vienna State Ballet)

 

Part Two

Harald Lander / Carl Czerny / Knudåge Riisager: Études

Featuring Inès McIntosh (Premiere Danseuse of the Paris Opera Ballet), Motomi Kiyota (Grand Sujet of the Hungarian National Ballet), Adhonay Soares (Principal of the Stuttgart Ballet)

 

Featuring the Hungarian National Ballet and Ballet Institute, the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, and Tango Harmony Budapest

Venue Info

Hungarian State Opera House - Budapest
Location   Andrássy út 22

The Hungarian State Opera House (Hungarian: Magyar Állami Operaház) is a neo-Renaissance opera house located in central Budapest, on Andrássy út. The Hungarian State Opera House is the main opera house of the country and the second largest opera house in Budapest and in Hungary. Today, the opera house is home to the Budapest Opera Ball, a society event dating back to 1886. The Theatre 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. Before the closure of the "Népszínház" in Budapest, it was the third largest opera building in the city; today 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. 

Many important artists were guests here including the composer Gustav Mahler, who was director in Budapest from 1888 to 1891 and Otto Klemperer, who was music director for three years from 1947 to 1950.

It is a richly decorated building and is considered one of the architect's masterpieces. It was built in neo-Renaissance style, with elements of Baroque. Ornamentation includes paintings and sculptures by leading figures of Hungarian art including Bertalan Székely, Mór Than, and Károly Lotz. Although in size and capacity it is not among the greatest, in beauty and the quality of acoustics the Budapest Opera House is considered to be amongst the finest opera houses in the world.

The auditorium holds 1,261 people. It is horseshoe-shaped and – according to measurements done in the 1970s by a group of international engineers – has the third best acoustics in Europe after La Scala in Milan and the Palais Garnier in Paris. Although many opera houses have been built since the Budapest Opera House is still among the best in terms of acoustics.

In front of the building are statues of Ferenc Erkel and Franz Liszt. Liszt is the best-known Hungarian composer. Erkel composed the Hungarian national anthem, and was the first music director of the Opera House; he was also the founder of the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra.

Each year the season lasts from September to the end of June and, in addition to opera performances, the House is home to the Hungarian National Ballet.

There are guided tours of the building in six languages (English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Hungarian) almost every day.

Important Info
Type: Ballet
City: Budapest, Hungary
Starts at: 19:00
Duration: 3h
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