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Addressing the event, President Áder spoke about the 138-year history of the Opera House, one of the masterpieces of eminent 19th-century architect Miklós Ybl.

“What a variety of events this building has witnessed and survived: wars and revolutions, conquerors and various forms of government, occupations and regained freedoms. Several directors who brought about a golden age of opera and some who were certainly unworthy of their post. Old and new, conservative and progressive styles,” the president said.

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“But eventually, it was the valuable that prevailed. And those who wanted to work on the highest possible standard … and knew that the performance of the Budapest opera should be a match for the best in Europe,” he added.

  • 18 Mar 2022
  • MTI
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