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"Magyar Allami Operahaz" Top 5 Page for this destination State Opera House Tip by Cristian_Uluru

State Opera House, Budapest: 59 reviews and 110 photos

  Magyar Allami Operahaz
by Cristian_Uluru

Along the fantastic Andrassy you can find on your right the nice Opera Theatre. It has got a Italian neo-reinassance facade, buit by Ybl in 1875-1884 with many statues on the facade. The balcony on the façade has baluster railings, with an arcaded driveway underneath. In the niches on both sides of the driveway stand the statues of Ferenc Liszt , made by Strobl, and Ferenc Erkel, creator of Hungarian national opera and the first director of the Opera House. The statues on the corner projections, between the Corinthian half columns, represent Terpsichore, Erato, Thalia and Melpomene, the Muses of dance love-poetry, comedy and tragedy. Now in the theatre seating 2,500 spectators, was rebuilt as a modern opera house and concert hall in the course of reconstruction work after the war
It is a great experience to see an opera or to listen a concert in this theatre.

Address: 1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 20.
Directions: On Andrássy Road, impossible to pass without noticing. Opera metro station (M1).
Phone: +36 (1) 332-7914, 311-9017

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 14, 2005
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