1 April 2020

Online concert options

Symphony orchestras and concert halls

  • Budapest Festival Orchestra musicians are scheduled to hold Quarantine Evenings from 16 March to provide musical experience for the audience even in the absence of major orchestral concerts. The online chamber concerts, broadcasted from the band's rehearsal room, are recommended for those who would like to fill the season with content and heart-warming melodies. The Quarantine Evenings are available by clicking here and on the  Facebook site of the Orchestra - until possible - every night at 7:45 pm.
  • Recent years’ concert recordings will be broadcasted on the website and community site of the Academy of Music three times a week, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. 
  • The former Danubia Orchestra of Óbuda Music Academy concerts will be on the band's Facebook page from 28 March every Saturday from 7:30 pm. Óbudai Danubia Zenekar

For Opera fans we strongly recommend the following online availabilities and links

  • The Hungarian State Opera FOR HOME series starts on 14 March and is open from 7 pm on weekends at Papagena. Magyar Állami Operaház O/A OTTHONRA sorozata
  • From the New York Metropolitan Opera, from 16 March, every night from 7:30 pm (New York time!), you can watch an opera for free, which will then be available on the website for 20 hours. Complete show of the first week: can be found here
  • Müpa opened its media library on the morning of March 14 for the festive weekend which you can reach here.
  • Opera fans are invited to OperaVision site, where you can choose from more than twenty performances of opera, classical and contemporary, well-known and less in focus opera houses. 
  • The Vienna State Opera's website makes available the older opera and ballet broadcasts free of charge from 15 March until cancellation. Except for a few Wagner operas, the program of the broadcast series, start at 7pm, which can be found here.
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