A few weeks ago we wrote about last minute tickets, but sometimes it is worth buying them in advance. Here are some events which we predict to be sold out soon:

The Nutcracker

Fairy-tale ballet in three acts in Erkel Theater in December. Details and ticket

A real must-see before Xmas not only for children. Some dates are already sold out!

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker has for decades been an essential part of the Opera’s run-up to Christmas. In memory of Vasili Vainonen and Gusztáv Oláh, we first presented for Christmas of 2015 a newly buffed-up show that follows classical ballet traditions while still conforming to the requirements of 21st century dance and set design. Partnering with Tamás Solymosi to choreograph a new fairy-tale ballet for the classical-music piece is a true Nutcracker specialist: the internationally renowned Wayne Eagling. This is the first time in the life of the Hungarian National Ballet that an artist of such worldwide stature has developed a choreography tailored specifically to its members, as well as taking inspiration from them. (source: opera.hu)


A Streetcar Named Desire

Dance-drama in two acts in Erkel Theater in April/May 2018. Details and ticket.

It is not a secret, we love this ballet and we don’t understand why is it not played more often. In 2018 there are only 5 dates announced so make sure you don’t miss it!

A Streetcar Named Desire is Marianna Venekei’s first full-length choreography. The project, lovingly nurtured for many years, is a collaboration between her and composer-saxophonist László Dés. Using the means of modern ballet, its creators evoke the atmosphere, sights and music of the New Orleans of the 1940s, the time and setting of Tennessee Williams’s original work, in a production driven by the sheer variety of the musical and dance motifs, and the unique personalities of the characters. The story of the fall of Blanche DuBois is a drama of family bonds, unrequited love, acceptance and physical force that never loses its relevance. (source: opera.hu)

Finnish National Theatre presents: just filming

with broken English. Twice in March 2018 in Trafó. Details and ticket.

Kristian Smeds’ latest stage work brings together two formidable acting talents:  Annamária Láng from Hungary and Juhán Ulfsak from Estonia. Their partnership produces a theatrical dance rich in passion, absurdity and humour.  A highly visual and musical performance, just filming is also a heart-felt tribute to cinematic art. (source: trafo.hu)


Theatre performance in cinema from the National Theatre of London in English, with Hungarian subtitles in Uránia Movie Theater. Details and ticket

“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be free…

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer). (source: http://urania-nf.hu)