Budapest: Állami Operaház

Country: Hungary (Magyaroszág)
City: Budapest
Location: Pest, Andrássy út 22

Built 1875-1884 as "Királyi Operaház" (Royal Opera House) by Miklós Ybl. Opened 27 September 1884 with an opera gala with music by Erkel and Wagner. The theatre had the first hydraulic sinkable stage in Europe. Exterior damaged in World War II. Re-opened 1945. 1950 auditorium renovation and slight alterations (new light system, new curtain, addition of 25 rows of seats) by Oskar Kaufmann. 1979-1984 major renovation. Used for opera and ballet performances by the resident companies. 1277 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Ferenc Erkel: István Király (14 Mar 1885)
  • Karl Goldmark: Götz von Berlichingen (16 Dec 1902)
  • Franz Lehár: Wo die Lerche singt (1 Feb 1918)
  • Béla Bartók: A Kékszakállú Herceg Vára (Bluebeard's Castle, 24 May 1918)
  • Jenö Hubay: Karenina Anna (10 Nov 1923)
  • Zoltán Kodály: Háry János (16 Oct 1926)
  • Zoltán Kodály: Székely fonó (24 Apr 1932)
  • Jenö Hubay: Anna Karenina (10 Nov 1932)

Links: www.opera.hu, Wikipedia

[Budapest: Allami Operahaz] Front Text: "Budapest : Magy. kir operaház - Königl. Oper"
Handwritten Front Text: a postcard collector asking for a card in exchange - in a rhymed poem: "Gern wirk' ich mit, Ihr Album füllen / Und Ihre Sammlerlust zu stillen. / Doch ist Revansche hier Gebrauch, / Drum merken Sie: 'Ich sammle auch'!"
Type: Moonlight Card; Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Budapest to Viersen (Germany), 1901

[Budapest: Allami Operahaz] Reverse Text: "Budapest, Királyi operaház - Königl. ung. Oper"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Budapest: Allami Operahaz] Front Text: "Budapest - Kir. Opera - Königl. Oper"
Publisher: Kiadó Schwarcz I. Budapest
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Budapest to Kiel (Germany), 1909

[Budapest: Allami Operahaz] Reverse Text: "Budapest - Operaház, Opernhaus, Opera house, Opernyi Teatr"
Publisher: Képzömüvészeti Alap Kiadóvállalata, Budapest
Size: Modern
Sent: from Budapest to Jena (Germany), 1971

[Budapest: Allami Operahaz] Reverse Text: "Budapest - Magyar Állami Operaház, 1875-1884 (Ybl Miklós) - Ungarisches Staatsopernhaus - Hungarian State Opera House"
Publisher: Képzömüvészeti Kiadó, Budapest
Size: Modern
Sent: from Budapest to Berlin (Germany), 198? [postmark partly illegible]

[Budapest: Allami Operahaz] Stamps (Hungary, 1984)

[Budapest: Allami Operahaz] Stamp Block (Hungary, 1984)
Text: "100 évez az Operaház"

[Budapest: Allami Operahaz] Reverse Text: "Budapest, Magyar Állami Operaház 1875-1895 (Ybl, Miklós) - Ungarisches Staatsopernhaus - Hungarian State Opera House - Budapesht, Vengerskaya Gosudarstvennaya Opera"
Publisher: Postcard from Hungary, Pál Huber, Budapest; No. 16
Size: Modern
Sent:from Budapest to Bolzano (Italy), 1986

[Budapest: Allami Operahaz] Front Text: "Budapest"
Reverse Text: "Budapest, Magyar Állami Operaház, The Opera House, Die Ungarische Staatsoper"
Publisher: Postcard from Hungary, Pál Huber, Budapest; No. 16
Size: Modern
Not sent.

For another postcard of this theatre, see Budapest: Cards showing various theatres.

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