opera in New York

Hungarian President János Áder and his wife, Anita Herczegh, on Tuesday attended the premiere of Ferenc Erkel’s opera Bánk bán in New York’s Lincoln Centre, produced by the Hungarian Opera House.

Ahead of the performance, the Hungarian mission to the UN held a commemoration of the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising. Katalin Bogyay, Hungary’s ambassador to the UN, said at the event that a desire for independence, patriotism and the fight against foreign powers were common features to the uprising, t

he story of Bánk bán which is set in the 13th century, and that of setting up an Opera house in Budapest in the 19th century.

Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Alison Smale, the UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, UN ambassadors and Hungarian government officials attended the event.

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Source: MTI

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