The 60th anniversary of the 1956 Revolution is commemorated by a series of events at the Hungarian State Opera. Beside opera world premieres, ballet performances and symphonic concerts, exhibitions, international guest performances and an open day at the Opera House awaits audiences.

László Seregi – Aram Ilyich Khachaturian: Spartacus– ballet in three acts
14 October 2016 | Opera House
(Further performances until 4 November)

Einojuhani Rautavaara: The Mine (Kaivos) – world staged premiere
Judit Varga: Love– world premiere
Director: Vilppu Kiljunen
Conductor: Tibor Bogányi
Premiere: 21 October 2016 | Opera House
Further dates: 27, 29 October, 3 November 2016

Cziffra 1956 – Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra concert
Celebration speech delivered by János Áder, President of Hungary
Conductor: Balázs Kocsár
Piano solo: János Balázs
Concept: Szilveszter Ókovács
22 October 2016 | Erkel Theatre

Gipsy Heroes of 1956 – digital exhibiton and screening
22 October – 4 November 2016 | Erkel Theatre

Revolution, Black and White – József Ferenc Ács memorial exhibition
23 October – 18 November 2016 | Erkel Theatre

Tamás Novák: Kádár’s Last Speech – documentary play
World premiere: 23 October 2016 | Opera House, Underground Trapezium Room
Further dates: 25 October – 4 November 2016

56 Drops of Blood – revolutionary musical
Director: János Szikora
23, 31 October 2016 | Erkel Theatre

Citizens of Kassa – Freedom Gala
Guest performance in Košice
Conductor: Máté Hámori
23 October 2016 | Grand Theatre of Košice

UN Day Gala Concert
Concept: Katalin Bogyay, Ambassador of Hungary to the United Nations
Soloists: Andrea Rost, Boldizsár László
Conductor: Kálmán Szennai
24 October 2016 | UN General Assembly Hall, New York

Frigyes Andrássy: Weeping of the Winter Night
Musical history lesson about the revenge taken after 1956
Conductor: János Kovács
Director: János Tóth
3, 4 November 2016 | Jókai Street Orchestral Centre

1956 Requiem
Verdi: Requiem
Soloists: Klára Kolonits, Atala Schöck, Stuart Neill, András Palerdi
Conductor: Daniele Rustioni
4 November 2016 | Erkel Theatre

Source: Hungarian State Opera – Press release

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