Series, festivals

A constant presence at Müpa Budapest is the combination of permanence and continuous renewal. And as part of this, we are always delighted to welcome our visitors for numerous popular programme series and festivals that we run year after year.

Regardless of whether they are looking for classical or popular music, jazz, landmark cinema, or a children's programme offering lifelong experiences, members of every age group can find performances that will interest them. Our series and festivals feature the most diverse possible array of genres, composers and artists celebrating the diversity of culture: proof positive that nobody will be bored or be deprived of the standard they are accustomed to experiencing. This page lists our current offering: find what you like and select your favourites!

Liszt Fest

    8 October 2021 - 24 October 2021

24–8 October 2021

Launched in 2021, on the 210th anniversary of Ferenc Liszt’s birth, the Liszt Fest International Cultural Festival presents leading artists and the latest productions of the Hungarian and the international scene. Liszt’s work is marked by superb quality, a diversity of genres and richness of forms, and these values are also essential for the Liszt Fest. Müpa Budapest’s new event series of the arts offers large-scale concerts,...

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The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD 2021/22

    9 October 2021 - 30 June 2022

Müpa Budapest’s live broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera will once again have much to delight the audience in the 2021/2022 season: We will get to know new works, bathe in the undulating melodies of romantic repertoire pieces, marvel at the voices of world-class singers, and wonder at the ideas presented by new productions. Set a course for the Met – Set a course for Müpa Budapest!

Who doesn’t dream of taking a seat at the Met and watching an opera...

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Rising Stars 2021/22

    19 November 2021 - 21 November 2021

One of the most popular endeavours in the concert organisation world of the past few decades is the European Concert Hall Organisation's (ECHO) Rising Stars series, which introduces young talents with bright futures ahead of them, even though they already have all kinds of accomplishments under their belts. This season has some exciting experiences in store for us: we'll get to hear a string quartet that was founded in Shanghai but is now based in Austria with only half of its...

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Cziffra100

    4 November 2021 - 5 November 2021

The government of Hungary has pronounced the hundredth anniversary of the birth of György Cziffra to be a memorial year, and UNESCO has added it to its list of jointly celebrated anniversaries, at the petitioning of Kossuth Prize-winning pianist János Balázs and with his artistic direction. The epochal ill-fated Hungarian piano virtuoso who was compelled to leave his homeland after suffering many injustices has been commemorated for quite a few years now...

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Müpa Cinema

    27 September 2021 - 30 June 2022

Very British – Satires and grotesques 

A new era – with new issues and new doubts East is East and This Is England, for example, both raise questions of identity, something that has since permeated the entire world and grown more relevant in our time than ever. Then there will be films – Snatch and In Bruges – of the sort that revolve around grotesque breakdowns of the law, morality and values. These are satires in which the...

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Budapest Wagner Days 2022

    9 June 2022 - 22 June 2022

For Wagner fans – and not just Hungarian ones – June is simply not June without Müpa Budapest. The world-famous Budapest Wagner Days event series offers a condensed confrontation with ourselves, for no matter how strange the mythical heroes, medieval lovers, master singers and Grail knights may be, they portray our most personal desires and fears, along with our individual capacity for both greatness and pettiness. When Wagner set his stories in "timeless...

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