Müpa begins new year with returning global stars

Our audience will welcome back several old acquaintances to the Müpa Budapest stage in 2023: the great mother of portuguese fado, Mariza, will return after five years with material from her new album, while Goran Bregović, known for his memorable film scores, will bring a symphonic arrangement to his latest melodies in collaboration with the Budafok Dohnanyi Orchestra. Celebrated as the most versatile artist on the domestic jazz scene, Attila László will relive the most important stages of his career to mark his 70th birthday. To do so, he will be inviting his dearest musician friends onto the stage for this special occasion.

Zoltán Beck and Krisztián Grecsó, two men who have poured many years of friendship into a musical and literary form, will be introducing their first joint record. Also showcasing a new disc will be László Kollár-Klemencz: He and his chamber orchestra, founded in 2008, recently completed its fifth album, which the Müpa Budapest audience will be able to hear performed live for the first time.

It is now a New Year’s tradition at Müpa Budapest to hear Haydn’s popular oratorio The Seasons, which the young audience will discover as performed by the Düsseldforf Symphony Orchestra and in the direct and engaging intepretation of Ádám Fischer. Each year, the Jazz Showcase unveils the most significant jazz talent, who on this occasion will once again be joined by concerts by outstanding groups on the jazz scene: Performances by Lőrinc Barabás, Krisztián Csapó, as KRIZ, and the jazzbois will crown each day of the concert series. Extending from dance house to world music, A Celebration of Folk Music presents a varied palette of genres where the day-long cavalcade of colourful programmes will reach a crescendo with a fabulous gala event.

Müpa’s literary series will also continue with the Attila József Prize-winning Edina Szvoren, the Kossuth Prize-winning László Nagy and the creator of Hungarian grotesque prose, István Örkény, all taking centre stage. The Müpa Film Club will take us on a journey through the world of the director Fellini, and we will also have the opportunity to witness the country’s leading dance ensembles, the Ballet Company of Győr, the Szeged Contemporary Dance Company and the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble, as well as the most popular contemporary circus productions of Recirquel. 

Those signed up for the Müpa+ Membership Programme can once again benefit from the opportunity to pre-book tickets, as platinum-level members can make purchases from 10 am on 26 October, while gold members can buy tickets from 2 pm and silver-level cardholders can reserve their spots from 10 am on 27 October. Basic-level members, as well as the general public, will have the opportunity to buy tickets online and from Müpa Budapest’s permanent box offices from 2 pm on 14 October.