'Budapest Wagner Days' @ Mupa, 7 - 17 June

  • 28 May 2018 7:48 AM
  • Mupa - Palace of Arts
'Budapest Wagner Days' @ Mupa, 7 - 17 June
This year’s 'Budapest Wagner Days' focuses on renewal and diversity, featuring – instead of the Ring tetralogy – three other monumental music dramas of the iconic composer.

All this with the high quality the classical music scene and our audience have always appreciated.

The twelve-year history of this opera festival has seen the staged performances of every great opera of Wagner – the complete Bayreuth canon as they are collectively called.  Each season featured performers regarded as the best interpreters of Wagner’s art.

Following its enormous success in 2015 and once again directed by Balázs Kovalik, The Flying Dutchman returns this season, with Sweden’s great baritone John Lundgren in the title role.

The modernised interpretation of Tannhäuser, directed by Matthias Oldag, will also entertain today’s modern audiences. Having played the role of Erzsébet of the previous adaptation with huge success, Tünde Szabóki is a fixture in this new version, alongside excellent American heldentenor Stephen Gould in the title role.

A new performance of the enchanting love story of Tristan and Isolde is directed by notable figure of the Italian theatre scene Cesare Lievi, and features singers like the accomplished Wagner singer Anja Kampe.

The artistic director and conductor of the festival is, as usual, Kossuth Prize awardee Ádám Fischer whose unparalleled professional experience guarantees to reveal the catharsis of Wagner’s music.

Dates and times:

7 June 2018, 4pm – Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

8 June 2018, 6pm – Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

10 June 2018, 6pm – Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

13 June 2018, 4pm – Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

14 June 2018, 4pm – Wagner: Tannhäuser - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

16 June 2018, 4pm – Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

17 June 2018, 4pm – Wagner: Tannhäuser - Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

Ticket prices: HUF 5500 / HUF 7900 / HUF 10900 / HUF 14900 / HUF 19900

15 June 2018, 7pm – Wagner and his Contemporaries – Camilla Nylund song recital – Festival Theatre

Ticket prices: HUF 3500 / HUF 4500 / HUF 5500

Further info: Budapest Wagner Days

  • How does this content make you feel?

XpatLoop Media Partner

Mupa - Palace of Arts

Müpa is regarded as Hungary's top cultural brand, and the most modern cultural institution in the capital. It opened its doors in 2005 to provide events of international quality to a diverse audience, bringing together all the varied disciplines of the arts in a unique fashion. To this day it provides a cutting-edge home for classical, contemporary, popular and world music, jazz and opera, as well as contemporary circus, all types of dance, literature and film.

Explore More Reports

  • Video: 'Budapest Wagner Days', Now On Until 21 June

    Video: 'Budapest Wagner Days', Now On Until 21 June

    • 15 Jun 2017 12:55 PM

    With a decade-long history, the Budapest Wagner Days is a source of considerable pride, say organisers. Over the course of the past 10 years, the “Danube’s Bayreuth” has staged the complete Bayreuth Canon, i.e. all ten pieces performed on the Green Hill during the composer’s lifetime.

  • Budapest To Host International Wagner Congress

    Budapest To Host International Wagner Congress

    • 8 Jun 2017 9:00 AM

    Budapest is to host the International Wagner Congress from June 7 to 10, with around 300 delegates from 140 member societies in attendance, organisers told MTI on Tuesday. Participants are to view Richard Wagner’s Parsifal in Budapest’s Palace of Arts (Müpa) on Thursday, and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Janos Vajda’s Mario and the Magician in the Opera on Friday. Eva Wagner-Pasquier, Wagner’s great-granddaughter, is expected to attend.

  • Top Cultural Events In Hungary

    Top Cultural Events In Hungary

    • 23 Jun 2016 4:50 AM

    Classic music, folk traditions, contemporary cinema and much more – we already know that a great selection of programmes will characterize the year of 2016! We have collected the most exciting ones, among them the most popular festivals, from art related programmes to opera and folklore events.