Opera - Hungarian State Opera House - Magyar Állami Operaház, Budapest
The opera building is a nice Neo-Renaissance style building located on Andrassy ut. It was completed in 1885.
The interior of the Opera House is lavish.
You can view the interior through excursions or watching a performance. Daily excursions are at 15.00 and 16.00. Better is even to watch a performance. Various performances are being held 2 or 3 times a week, not all opera, ballet too. We visited a ballet performance and really enjoyed it.
You can reserve tickets by phone directly with the opera building. Tickets can be obtained until 17.00 pm on non-performance days and until 19.00 om on performance days.
State Opera House
The highlight of my walk down Andrassy ut was my visit to the beautiful Opera House. Tours are conducted in every major language and take about an hour, beginning at 3 and 4:30 pm.
You'll learn of its roughly 120 year history, some of its great performances and much of its Italian architectural inspiration.
Ara you a music lover? Then you sure must visit the Budapest opera house. It's a wonderful building by itself, but in the evening there are some great preformances played in the stage. I prefer some original hungarian pieces (not Verdi and Mozart - they are probably better in Scala or Metropolitan). Just try for example The Queen of czardazs in BUDAPEST OPERA HOUSE.
If you want to attend the opera whilst in Europe, I would recommend doing so in Budapest. The opera house is superb, richly and lavishly decorated. It is very cheap to buy tickets, the quality of the performances is excellent, and it's cheaper than doing a tour of the building! During interval, you can sip champagne on the balcony. Don't worry about the surtitles in Magyar - if you buy a program, it usually tells the story briefly in English.
This masterpice on Andrassy UT was completed in 1884 and has served the city as a performing arts center ever since. Lizt took a turn as the Musical Director here.
This Magnificent new-renaissance style building built 1875-1884.
Tours can be taken in various languages, but it is a lovely building to view from the outside.
Visiting times: daily between 3-4 pm. Daily guided tours in English, German, Italian, Spanish & French
The Hungarian opera house is up there with the opera houses of the world in terms of opulence. It was quite expensive to go on a tour but you can look around the foyer without taking photos for free.
It is worth visiting it and not only. You can have a ticket at different prices. I think the cheapest one is less that 5 euros.
I wasn't able to see a performance at this beautiful Opera House, but I walked inside for a look around.
Also, the subway stop below is quite artistic. Opera Metro Station.
A tribute to a native Hungarian, Franz Liszt, one of the greatest composer of the Romantic Period. This statue is situated in front of the Opera House.
On either side of the entrance to the Opera House, there are statues of Hungary's most important composers - Franz Liszt and Ferenc Erkel. The one in the picture is Liszt.
It's worth visiting Budapest's neo-Renaissance opera house for the lavish interior..
It is a must see place if you are traveling Budapest