Budapest – Music

Hungarian State Opera House

This neo-Renaissance opera house is located in the city centre and was built in 1875. It is the second largest opera house in Hungary and holds 45 to 50 operas and 130 total annual performances. The opera house is home to the Budapest Opera Ball, a society event that originated in 1886. Many famous artists have been guests of the opera house, includind Gustav Mahler and Otto Klemperer.


Danube Palace

This Neo-Baroque concert hall was built between 1883 and 1885 and has served as a location for culture since its inception. It is home to the Danube Symphony Orchestra and has been the centre for cultural programs held by the Ministry of Internal Affairs since 1951. The venue contains a variety of rooms and hall, including the Theater Hall inclusive of a domed ceiling and being the only theatre room in Hungary with a cupula.