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Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Allami Operahaz) - CLOSED

Andrassy ut 22, Budapest 1061, Hungary
+36 1 331 2550
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Fantastic tour of the Opera House

I'd say this was one of the highlights of our trip, it is a truly beautiful building and has... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2009
1884
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London, United Kingdom
Excellent value; shame about the surtitles

Just as everyone says, a stunning opera house, and the sense of history and tradition is everywhere... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2009
MV_Overchurch
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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This magnificent new-Renaissance style structure, completed in 1884 and modeled after the Vienna Opera House, is home to both the State Opera and the State Ballet.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Andrassy ut 22, Budapest 1061, Hungary
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Reviewed February 19, 2009

I'd say this was one of the highlights of our trip, it is a truly beautiful building and has fascinating history. We had a small guide group of about 10 people with an excellent host who spoke good english. She was very humourous and gave...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2009

Just as everyone says, a stunning opera house, and the sense of history and tradition is everywhere - from the bust of Miklos Banffy on the grand stairway to the continuation of Mahler's tradition of playing the Leonore No3 overture before the final scene of...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2007

I think the Budapest opera house is one of the prettiest I've been to. It is smaller than some other European houses, but gorgeously baroque with a good deal of ornate detail. Ticket prices are very reasonable--so much so that I think, unless you are...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2007

We couldn't believe we could get tickets the day of the performance for just $4! That's 800HU/forints. It was almost sold out and the performance was magnificent. Balcony seats but still very good. You can tour the Opera House during the day so you can...More

7  Thank bmac-3
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Reviewed April 17, 2006

We went to Parsifal on Good Friday. It was well done, well sung and well played. No complaints at all. The audience was extremely happy with the performance and applauded and bravoed for longer than usual. We had great seats on the first floor with...More

11  Thank The_Horror
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Reviewed April 11, 2006

I agree with a previous reviewer that the Erkel seems to produce better productions than the Opera House. I saw Janacek's Janufa in March 2006 and it was a production disaster. The settings varied from ridiculous to non-existent. Lighting was poor. The acting unimpressive. Chubby...More

4  Thank rdschaffer
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Reviewed January 22, 2006

We went to 4 operas in Budapest over 4 nights - two at the State Opera House (Mozart's Don Giovani & Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth) and two at the Erkel Theatre (Verdi's Rigoletto and Bellini's Norma). Despite the fact that the State Opera gets all the...More

14  Thank MHMDublin
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Reviewed December 9, 2005

Worth a visit! It is compulsory to join the tour and they offer different languages. You need to buy the tour ticket at their souvenir shop and need to be on time! The opera house is stunning in architecture as well as its acoustic.

12  Thank connietpchan
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