If you could see me now… and now… and now… – interview with Arno Schuitemaker

Have you ever wanted to talk to someone who indeed fulfilled everyone’s contradictory childhood dreams within one single life?

Gergely Agócs: we have no reason to hold grudge against the neighbouring countries

“I have collected more than 850 hours of folk music material during the last 35 years, and meanwhile I visited hundreds of places.”

Víkingur Ólafsson: Hungarians are everywhere in my career

I’m catching pianist Víkingur Ólafsson for an interview during his tour in Los Angeles to discuss his newest album and the related concert…

Friedrich Liechtenstein: sometimes irony is more precise than realism

I remember how lovely it felt with 15 to sleep on the Margaret Island under the stars – he recalls before coming to Budapest soon again.

Cédric Eeckhout’s message to Hungarian PM – what is to be half Flemish, half Walloon?

I realised more and more how my personal feelings and life events are connected to European politics and international relations.

Péter Kálmán: I won’t be the usual Don Giovanni but a wizard

Director András Hábetler and myself are childhood friends, so he tailored the character of Don Giovanni to match my personality.

Gabi Szűcs: the femme fatale has no success in finding happiness

Jazz singer Gabi Szűcs investigates in her concert what is really like to be labelled as femme fatale. Are these women better lovers than wives?

Jazz musicians need to be as open as the genre itself! – remembering János Gonda

He did so many things that it is almost impossible to imagine how it could be only one person’s life work.

Brilliant Metropolitan broadcasts coming to Müpa’s new season too

Broadcasts help us concentrate on the content rather than the externalities: the HD quality makes them almost as good as an opera experience on stage.

Zubin Mehta’s long and adventurous life with the focus on four cities

“Once the applause faded, he didn’t need a cane anymore. On stage he was flying. And he easily took the whole large orchestra and his audience with him.”

We were born in this land yet strive for the sky: story of the My Land

In stories seemingly from Eastern European countries, Bence Vági found the universal, human; something relatable to his life in Hungary, too.

The second Marsalis son speaks his mind about music, family, or society

Wynton Marsalis seems like the a true prototype of being a “musical second born” – both in terms of subversion and innovation.

Is she the best Carmen? Elīna Garanča between two worlds

According to reviewers, she is among the most authentic personifications of Carmen and an inevitable part of European opera life.

Budapest Wagner Days goes online again – good news for fans all around the world!

Budapest Wagner Days goes online for the second consecutive year already. This means that it can be watched from everywhere around the world!

Müpa reopens its gates with international stars

This is not only reopening but rebirth for the leading cultural institution of Hungary. The Müpa leadership team revealed what comes next.

A fantastic experience: they dance Vasarely’s paintings! – interview with Balázs Vincze

Vasarely was born in Pécs, so it brings us a great opportunity to celebrate the 60th birthday of our dance company Ballet Pécs with him!

The Concerto reveals a lot about an ill Bartók’s mental and physical state

Interview with dancer-choreographer Tamás Juronics and his artistic partners. How can you dance to Bartók’s Concerto? How do worlds meet?

The music of Bartók is my native language, says violinist Barnabás Kelemen

The Kelemen Quartet is back after three years of break! Consisting of two couples, they bring every violin quartet by Bartók to life now.

Criminal dance drama based on a terrifying story – interview with screenwriter Zsuzsa Zs. Vincze

A Szekler folk ballad tells a universal story about passionate love overwriting everything, marital infidelity, jealousy, and revenge.

Music is not like a 100-metre dash – interview with Charlie Horváth

…And then, in the early summer of 2019, we were on the way home in the bus, and then I suddenly said: OK guys, let’s record an album!

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