Take part in this grand and intimate performance at the St. Stephen’s Basilica and enjoy music from the greatest Hungarian and international composers such as Liszt, Vivaldi and Bach presented by three amazing local artists on a truly authentic Hungarian evening. The program of the concert was adapted by Miklós Teleki who is among some of the best organ artists in Hungary. The arias of the program are performed by Kolos Kováts, one of the most famous concert and oratorio singers in Hungary. Among numerous prizes, in 1992 he also received the highest prize a Hungarian artist can aquire: the Kossuth Prize. The flute is played by Eleonóra Krusic who is already known for her performances with different orchestras from Barcelona, Zürich, Graz and Vienna.
Music always had a special place in the Hungarian culture. The country’s unique folklore traditions, its numerous world famous composers and musicians had great influence in the European music life inspiring numerous foreign composers and artists. Now you have the chance to experience this one of a kind harmony with the guidance of the country’s best performers. The show combines all the captivating elements of Classical, Operetta, Hungarian folk and Gypsy music, forming a truly exciting and precious event. One of the most famous Hungarian classical music ensembles, the Danube Symphony Orchestra is leading the performance, accompanied by professional ballet dancers for a more complex and vivid experience. The program also features operetta performances by the soloists of the world-famous Budapest Operetta Theatre. To make the experience more colourful, a special Hungarian instrument, the cimbalom will be introduced. It is a truly unique traditional stringed instrument, which provides perfect harmony, accompanying the grand symphonic orchestra. We would also like to show you the Hungarian folk music heritage, by featuring traditional folk song adaptations performed by an authentic Gypsy ensemble.The concert is organised in two historical and prestigious venues in the city center. The Pesti Vigadó, this 18th century building by the Danube bank was the main concert hall for the aristocratic community of Budapest at the time. The other venue is the golden concert hall of the Danube Palace built in Neo-Baroque style.
Organized in the breathtaking theatre hall of the Neo-Baroque styled Danube Palace, located in heart of the city center, the authentic folklore show is performed by three of the best professional Hungarian folk ensembles, the world famous Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Rajkó Folk Ensemble and the Orc
hestra and the Danube Folk Ensemble. With their 30 dancers, accompained by 14 musicians, the ancient culture of Hungary is evoked right in front of your eyes. The performed dances give the viewer a broad insight into Hungarian music, dance and costume heritage, covering traditions of former parts of Hungary as well. You will also have the chance to see firsthand virtuoso artists playing an original Hungarian instrument, the cimbalom. Beside that, several string artists will make this musical evening unforgettable for you.
The building of the Hungarian State Opera House is the jewel in the crown of Andrássy Avenue. The Opera House - opened in 1884 - is the masterpiece of Miklós Ybl, one of the greatest Hungarian architects of all time. The building is a splendid example of Neo-Renaissance style, while its rich ornaments also show a few baroque element. The auditorium can seat 1,300 persons. Although the Hungarian State Opera House is not the largest opera house, it has the third best acoustics in Europe after the Scala in Milan and the Opera Garnier in Paris. Participants of the Opera tour have the privilege to see parts of the amazing and magnificent interior of the building. The 25 minutes long Opera Tour takes visitors to the Foyer, the Grand Staircase, the Feszty Bar, the Red Parlour, the Royal Staircase, and the Bertalan Székely Parlour. Guided tours also include a mini concert with 2 arias performed by one opera singer. From 14 September 2020, the guided tours of the Opera House are not available until further notice due to the restoration of the public areas.
Herend Porcelain Manufactory is the largest porcelain manufactory in the world specializing in luxury handpainted and gilded porcelain. During this creative program guest have the opportunity to become a master of porcelain manufacturing in the Palais Herend which is the world’s largest Herend brand store located in the heart of Budapest: 3 floors, more than 550 m2 floor area and amazing product range consisting of more than 15,000 pieces, which are worth over 500 million Forints. Creative workshop programs are organized on Wednesdays and Fridays. Number of simultaneous program participants: 1-12 people.