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.

Himmelsleiter in St Stephan’s Vienna extended until September 2021

Since Easter Sunday 2021, Billi Thanner’s Himmelsleiter rises into the Viennese sky illuminated in neon gold on the south tower of St. Stephan’s Cathedral.

Event by recently established Mahler Forum is coming soon in Klagenfurt

The Mahler Forum invites you to the Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt and to the Gustav Mahler Composer’s House Maiernigg.

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!

Makám shows so many different faces with its music – interview with Zoltán Krulik

I love contemplative, meditative singing. Also, old Hungarian folk music was an important experience – explains the band leader.

Mozart’s music on a historically accurate instrument! – interview with pianist Mihály Berecz

It is much easier to play the pieces on the instrument they were originally written for – says the young pianist.

Abundance of Doubt and Wonder: Attila Szűcs’s recent paintings showcased

The miracles of Surrealist, post-conceptual and postmedia painting may also emerge beyond the vital, panpsychic cosmos of romanticism.

I got so much from Félix Lajkó and the Győr Ballet Company – László Velekei on their newest production

We put a new layer on the piece, with an update on the language of dance, and we made it faster and thicker.

New film music accompanies a 1918 silent film – interview with conductor Gergely Dubóczky

It is a great possibility for different eras to meet. The motion picture is ancient yet the accompanying music is contemporary.

Let’s roam around Budapest with a virtual world music festival!

I know a place where contours are blurred, where boundaries are in a constant move, where we meet, reply to each other, melt together.

Conductors from all over Europe – Bartók Spring starts with online broadcasts

They have to break silence, even in front of silent, indifferent cameras. Because they know that behind that camera, there is us…

Ida Nielsen concert for free – one of the ten best bass guitarists of the world

On 30 April, we can recall the powerful and joyful music making of Danish bass guitarist and composer Ida Nielsen from a 2019 concert video.

Baroque friendships, or when composers and writers collaborated

Baroque composers, also popular in their own right, now can meet their old friend Molière, just like other writers of the era.

Focus Features to distribute Hungarian-British ‘Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris’ worldwide

American distributor Focus Features LLC has struck a deal to distribute worldwide British-Hungarian co-production Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris starring…

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