Budapest Wagner Days 2019
Artistic director and conductor: Ádám Fischer
"Not all Wagner performances may have the power to change people, not all of them may leave a persistent effect on the human soul, but the Wagner Days directed by Ádám Fischer do have this power", according to the appreciative opinions of critics about the Budapest Wagner Days. Thanks to the great event series, the Hungarian capital and the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall have become an exceptional pilgrimage place for Wagner fans. Since 2006 more than a decade has passed during which the entire so-called Bayreuth canon has been put on stage, that is, all the ten operas featured on the "Green Hill" in the author's life could be seen by the audience, and the most prestigious Wagner singers are featured each year in the scenic performances. The emblematic production of the festival is the Ring tetralogy directed by Hartmut Schörghofer, The Ring of the Nibelung performed on four consecutive days according to the Wagner tradition, which will return in 2019 in a refreshed form after a one-year-long break. What's more, the whole cycle of the operas can be viewed twice for the first time ever, with contributions from world stars such as Johan Reuter, Albert Pesendorfer, Stuart Skelton, Catherine Foster, Stefan Vinke, Gerhard Siegel or Lauri Vasar. The artistic leader and conductor of the world-famous event series is Kossuth Prize winner Ádám Fischer.