Hungarian State Opera House

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  • Day41

    The Opera

    May 5, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    I visited the Budapest Opera house during the afternoon and took a tour. It is a beautifully ornate building and the guide spoke with passion about the opera's held there. I decided to see if I could see an opera while still in town and was lucky enough to get a ticket in the front row of a box right in the center of the stage to one called Elektra. It is much cheaper to see operas in Hungary compared to other European cities so the price was good too.

    I found it an unusual experience and although I enjoyed the orchestra music and the spectacle of the show, the opera side of things was just ok for me. Luckily they had English subtitles playing above the stage but I still found it all quite frustrating. In two hours the story didn't really go very far although there was much emotion and a death along the way. I'm glad I went but I'm not sure if I'll go to other operas.
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  • Day2

    Andrássy út

    August 7, 2016 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Sans que ça soit prémédité, la journée est placée sous le signe de l'horreur puisque nous remontons le boulevard Andrássy, équivalent hongrois des champs, en direction de la maison de la terreur.

    Nous passons devant le magnifique opéra ainsi que plusieurs très nellez bâtisses puis arrivons à l'ancien siège des services secrets hongrois transformé en musée décrivant la double occupation qu'ont subi les hongrois (nazis puis soviétiques)
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  • Day27


    July 12, 2015 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Both of our favorite city of the trip. (My runner-up: Lisbon.) Budapest is gorgeous, inexpensive, and unique. No place I've been to has suffered so greatly, again and again throughout history, only to get back onto its feet.

    Nighttime along the Danube is stunning. I also loved the ruin bars -- which are what they sound like, abandoned buildings turned into bars.

    Note: The shoes pointing into the river are a memorial to the Jews who were shot into the Danube there in 1944-5. I have so much trouble comprehending that entire era in history...(who doesn't??)... but it's a very moving monument. There are so many memorials around Budapest honoring those who were heroes during either the war (e.g. helping to save the Jews) or the communist era.

    Note 2: Notice the bats flying above the Parliament building!
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  • Day10

    La Opera

    August 21, 2015 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    A las siete ya han cerrado todos los monumentos, y en agosto no hay funciones así que solo vimos por fuera la Opera, no obstante es impresionante!

    Desde ahí andando se llega a San Esteban. Aquí hemos tenido mala suerte, el día que llegamos no se podía visitar porque había movida y ayer llegamos tarde, pero bueno. Es curioso, había conciertos de órgano dentro de la catedral!Read more

  • Day7


    September 20, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Pas de chance, les façades et l'auditorium sont en rénovation.

    Nous visitons tout de même le hall, quelques salons, le bar et les fumoirs de l'ancienne partie réservée à la noblesse.
    La partie anciennement réservée à la bourgeoisie est bien moins fastueuse et complètement séparée (pour s'y rendre, il faudrait sortir du bâtiment, le contourner et prendre une seconde entrée).

    A la fin de notre visite, nous avons droit à un mini concert avec un chanteur et une chanteuse dans le grand escalier. Leur voix roulent dans la pièce, semblant tourner autour de nous.

    Cela donne envie de revenir, mais pour une vraie représentation !
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