Budapest Spring Festival
Hungarian State Opera House © Pank Seelen
What began as a city-centred cultural event in 1981 has now spread its wings and grown to become a nationwide celebration of Hungarian culture and talent, drawing thousands of appreciative classical, opera and jazz fans from all over the world. The Academy of Music and Budapest Convention Centre host most of the classical concerts on the programme, opening with the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir rendering Wagner and Berlioz. The city resounds with chamber music recitals and church concerts, while opera buffs feast at the State Opera House. Other locations on the roster include Sopron, Szombathely, Pecs and Szentendre, with the Spring Festival being the most prestigious arts festival in Hungary and attracting about 40,000 visitors to Budapest a year.
Date: TBC 2021