classical music, opera, theatre

Wagner: Lohengrin

The Met's new production

Festival Theatre
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest
  • The MET: Live in HD at Müpa Budapest

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The Wagner production for this Met HD season is a new Lohengrin conducted by chief music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and staged by the well-known French-Canadian filmmaker François Girard. Returning to the New York Opera House stage after a 17-year hiatus, the Romantic opera of the swan knight features Piotr Beczała in the title role, of which he is one of the most dedicated portrayers active today, with American soprano Tamara Wilson taking the stage as Elsa of Brabant.

"No sooner had I stepped into the noonday bath than I was seized by such desire to write Lohengrin that, incapable of lingering in the bath for the prescribed hour, I leapt out after only a few minutes, scarcely took the time to clothe myself again properly, and ran like a madman to my quarters to put what was obsessing me on paper." If we can believe Wagner's recollection, it was at his spa treatment in Marienbad in 1845 that, "Lohengrin stood suddenly revealed before [him] in full armor." However it happened, ever since then, or more precisely, ever since the 1850 world première conducted by Franz Liszt, the heroic knight has stood before the world's opera audiences with uninterrupted steadfastness, and with more than six hundred performances there, Lohengrin remains Wagner's most popular opera at the Met. Returns to the repertoire in a new production, the performance promises a range of Wagner specialists: Christine Goerke, who has won acclaim as Brünnhilde in the HD broadcast series, along with Russian bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin emanating power as Telramund, who has lost both his will and his honour.

The 'Metropolitan Opera Live in HD' transmissions have been made possible through the cooperation of our partner, liveincinema.eu s.r.o.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Elsa of Brabant
    Tamara Wilson
  • Ortrud
    Christine Goerke
  • Lohengrin
    Piotr Beczała
  • Friedrich von Telramund
    Evgeny Nikitin
  • The King's Herald
    Brian Mulligan
  • Heinrich I
    Günther Groissböck
  • The Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra
  • Costumes, set design
    Tim Yip
  • Lighting
    David Finn
  • Projections
    Peter Flaherty
  • Choreographer
    N. N.
  • Director
    François Girard

Ticket information

You may purchase tickets online and in person for this performance using a Müpa Budapest gift voucher or by debiting the leisure allowance on OTP, K&H or MKB SZÉP cards.
If you purchase the tickets in person, then we also accept Edenred Gift Vouchers, and Edenred gift cards (Benefit and Family cards) as well as the culture subaccount allowance on OTP Cafeteria cards.

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