Drip Canon: Heraclitus meets tai chi

In the Drip Canon, the Eastern mindset is very strong, and Heraclitus is the most ‘Eastern’ Greek philosopher for me – says Gábor Goda.

Dóra Barta: I was pondering about time, whether it exists

The imagery, the music that creates a special atmosphere, and the theme itself, all take the viewer on a mythical journey – Dóra Barta says.

Liszt Fest programme announced at unusual card game

Liszt Fest returns in 2023 too! The press was invited to attend a gathering where a card game was played and programmes announced.

A “faithless wife” burnt, her love beheaded: the brutality of old ballads

The performance explains the infidelity of a woman who cannot forget her first and true love and flees her bad marriage.

There is too much singing in opera, Debussy said

Debussy: “I wished music to have such freedom to which it is probably better suited than any other art form…”

Frau Holle is a children’s opera this time

The story of Frau Holle describes an important characteristic of being ready for school – a sense of responsibility.

A wise woman gives up her younger love for the heiress

A wise woman who, realising her age, gives up her much younger love for a young and beautiful heiress in Der Rosenkavalier.

Rural people were keeping touch with the dead at Easter

There are different variations for the Easter “splashing”, from immersing the person in a lot of water to to some slight sprinkling.

A love triangle between brothers – Rameau’s Castor and Pollux

Castor and Pollux are indeed twin brothers, but from two different fathers. Pollux, Zeus’ son, is immortal, but Castor is mortal…

Wonderful Nativity by the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

This production was born from a mixture of peasant folklore and imagination, and was first performed at Müpa Budapest in 2018.

Bence Vági: most of all, Kristály is a story of love

Kristály is an ice queen who suffers from a broken heart and freezes the world around her, not wanting to let any emotion in anymore.

King Pomádé: György Ránki’s children’s opera is a parody of power

Ránki originally wrote King Pomádé as a children’s radio opera in 1950, and three years later adapted it into a full-length stage work.

The Face in the Mirror: two men fall in love with the female clone

Face in the Mirror turns our image of the world upside down: the clone is more human than the person coming from a mother’s womb.

Sleepless: gloomy yet beautiful Péter Eötvös opera in the Müpa

Péter Eötvös adapted Jon Fosse’s Trilogy. The story of precarious couple Alida and Asle is childishly innocent yet deeply sinful…

Péter Eötvös: I ran away from Bartók’s works to avoid falling into repetition

For me the genre of opera is an absolute miracle – says Péter Eötvös before the premiere of his newest opera Sleepless.

María Pagés: flamenco is a genre for a lifetime

Let’s look a bit behind the scenes through the story of a world famous dancer, María Pagés. Soon at the Bartók Spring!

Lucrezia Borgia rules over life and death – says director Ferenc Anger

In fact, Lucrezia Borgia is a Renaissance person who combines the sciences and the arts. A semi-staged opera in the Müpa.

Here, Romanians, Hungarians and the Roma coexist peacefully – interview with Zsolt Juhász

Dance of the Mezőség is very unified, but every ethnic group has its own traits. It was a difficult task for the dancers and musicians…

Transporters didn’t need an update; rape is, unfortunately, an eternal topic

There are several characters in this story: “the transporters” themselves, the rapists, or the mother, and a little girl.

New opera-musical version of The Master and Margarita – interview with director Vajk Szente

The music is exciting: classical opera on the one hand, rock music on the other, and thirdly, there are musical elements – says the director.