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The Hungarian State Opera

One of the Most Beautiful Opera Houses in the World

This richly decorated monument is located at Budapest’s most famous street, the Andrássy Avenue. It was built in 1884 in neo-renaissance style, and famously houses a chandelier that weighs 2.1 tons. Its style is eclectic in the sense that it combines renaissance calm and harmonious, geometric forms with the baroque grandiose of gold ornamentation and wall paintings. The architect, Miklós Ybl, took the Parisian Opera as a model so it was designed following the trends of the era. The exterior has more of a classicist feel with its pure architecture elements giving it a typical look of any European capital of the past. At that time only wealthy people could experience this beautiful place, but it has since become a venue open to everyone, offering student discounts, tours, and other kinds of events. Many world famous singers have performed on this stage, like Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo.

It was built in 1884 and famously houses a chandelier that weighs 2.1 tons
Many world famous singers have performed on this stage, like Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo
At the beginning the tickets were so expensive that only wealthy people could afford to visit the Opera
The architect Miklós Ybl took the Parisian Opera as a model, therefore it was designed following the trends of the era
The Budapest Opera is truly one of the most beautiful opera buildings in the world
The Hungarian State Opera

The Hungarian Opera House was featured in Woody Allen’s Love and Death, and was also used as a setting for Richard Burton’s Bluebeard in 1972. Progressive Productions also shot several projects in the Opera House, for example a TV commercial for APT Tours and another commercial for Monmilk.

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