- 2 Oct 2023 7:14 AM
- Hungary Matters
In keeping with tradition, Ádám Fischer will open the programme for 2024 with Haydn’s monumental masterpiece, The Creation, which will feature Benjamin Appl, an audience favourite at this year’s Bartók Festival, Müpa said in a statement.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will perform under the baton of Riccardo Muti, while Daniel Harding will conduct the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra at a concert featuring the Portuguese soloist Maria João Pires on piano.
Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion will feature on the programme of Philippe Jaroussky, Francesco Corti and the Freiburger Barockorchester.
Christina Pluhar will lead L’Arpeggiata through Mozart’s two-act opera Il re pastore (The Shepherd King), with Rolando Villazon and Emőke Baráth in the leading roles and the Hungarian National Philharmonic will perform Puccini’s Manon Lescaut.
In spring, Müpa will welcome Latvian organist Iveta Apkalna with trumpet virtuoso Gábor Boldoczki for an evening of chamber music.
Diana Damrau returns with a programme featuring songs from her favourite operettas, and Yuja Wang will perform piano pieces by Beethoven, Scarlatti and Shostakovich at a solo evening.
Banjo legend Béla Fleck will arrive in Budapest as the leader of his all-star bluegrass band, while Branka Básits and Márta Sebestyén will perform folk songs at their concerts.
Müpa will also play host to dance, including performances by the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble, Recirquel and the ballet companies of Győr, Szeged and Pécs.
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