Metropolitan Opera broadcasts at Müpa Budapest 2019/20
World-famous stars on screens now in HD
This year the New York Metropolitan Opera is set to start the 14th season of its cutting edge live HD broadcasts. The series, to which Müpa Budapest joined in 2008, will treat opera-lovers from more than 70 countries to audience favourites and new productions alike. Featuring five new Met productions, the programme includes three Puccini operas, Massenet’s evergreen favourite, Manon, a piece each by Berg and Philip Glass, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, a virtuoso Händel opera and a veritable bel canto masterpiece by Donizetti.
The legendary New York Metropolitan Opera is the dream of singers and opera-goers alike. Singers still have to wait for their chance as only the most accomplished performers can step onto the Met’s stage. However, for the twelfth year now, the audience’s dream can easily become a reality. All it takes is a visit to Müpa, where guests can enjoy the fantastic performances through the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD broadcasts by booking seats in the Festival Theatre or in the Auditorium.
The superior quality broadcasts in Müpa Budapest are screened in the original language with Hungarian subtitles. What is more, English-language interviews with leading members of the cast and behind-the-scenes shots guarantee that viewers get ready for the next act during the intermissions.
Many great stars from the Metropolitan also gave unforgettable concerts in Müpa Budapest. Müpa’s 12th season of Met Live in HD broadcasts kicks off on 12 October with Puccini’s Turandot, adapted for the stage by the king of opera directors, Franco Zefirelli. In Madama Butterfly, Chinese star soprano Hui He sings the title role, while Plácido Domingo takes on Sharpless’ baritone part. Met’s new productions include Alban Berg’s Wozzeck conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Händel’s Agrippina features Joyce DiDonato, Anna Netrebko takes on the role of Tosca, and Diana Damrau sings the leading role in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda. Der fliegende Holländer, conducted by Valery Gergiev features a favourite soprano of Hungarian audiences, Anja Kampe.
Tickets are priced at HUF 3,700 and HUF 5,000. Members of the Müpa+ Membership Programme can claim discounts corresponding to their membership level on 4 tickets per performance.
Tickets may be purchased by Platinum level members of the Müpa+ loyalty program from 10 am on 16 April 2019, and by Gold level members from 3 pm on 16 April. As part of the prepurchase members can buy 4 tickets per performance. The Basic and Silver level members and the general public can buy tickets from 10 am on 17 April.