Budapest, Vienna to host Armel opera festival
The Budapest Palace of Arts and Vienna’s MuTh concert hall will host the Armel Opera Festival between July 1 and 5.
Swedish NorrlandsOperan’s production of Gluck’s Orfeo and Euridice will open the festival at the Budapest Palace of Arts, on July 1, the organisers told a press conference on Wednesday. This will be followed by Dejan Despic’s Give and Take, produced by the Novi Sad Serbian National Theatre on July 2.
The MuTh concert hall in Vienna will present Gergely Vajda’s The Giant Baby and Péter Eötvös’s Lady Sarashina, on July 3 and 4 respectively, the organisers said.
The July 5 closing event, Ben Johnston and Michael Ondaatje’s Calamity / Billy, set to music by Gavin Bryars, will be performed at the Budapest Palace of Arts.
A free bus service will depart from Budapest’s Heroes’ Square for punters with tickets for the events taking place in Vienna. The “Opera Bus” will also make the return trip to Budapest.