4 and 27 July this year the Dominican Court of the Hilton Hotel in the
Castle District offers an operetta gala with evergreen melodies from
Kálmán, Lehár and Strauss, performed by the Operetta World Ensemble.
The Budapest Klezmer Band, the Budapest Ragtime Band and the 100-member
Gypsy Orchestra will also perform. On this occasion the latter will
appear on stage with 30 members rather than the usual 100, and is
therefore calling itself a “chamber orchestra” for the evening. Andrea
Lippai will present a flamenco evening and Handel’s opera Rinaldo will
be performed with marionettes in a playful and improvised form, as
musical leader László Bartal promises. Tickets for concerts at the
Dominican Court cost HUF 4,900.
Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, followed by the Oklahoma Youth Orchestra on
12 July, the Debrecen Philharmonic Orchestra on 19 July and finally the
Liszt-Wagner Symphony Orchestra on 26 July. All four symphony concerts
are designed to pay homage to composer Zoltán Kodály, who was born 125
years ago and died 40 years ago. Although it’s possible to follow the
music from behind the fence, if you want to get closer, the ticket
price is HUF 2,500.
1 to 16 August. The summer opera festival opens with a premiere of
Verdi’s La forza del destino. On the second evening the Kodály Youth
World Orchestra from Kecskemét will celebrate Kodály. Puccini’s Madame
Butterfly will be performed twice and Bizet’s Carmen three times.
Tickets cost between HUF 3,600 and HUF 15,500.