We may be living in extraordinary times, but some things never change: in the 2021/22 season, the audience will once again be able to enjoy the programme series it knows and loves in the spirit of continuity and renewal. Chamber music delicacies and works for the big stage, musical theatre productions, and family and youth programmes come thick and fast, while the world's outstanding soloists and legendary ensembles pass the baton from one to the next. There will be a genuine classical music sensation even in August when the 85-year-old legend of the podium Zubin Mehta returns with Rudolf Buchbinder at the head of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra .The Vienna Symphony Orchestra arrives at Müpa Budapest with Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Sarah Connolly, the Mariinsky Theatre's orchestra will play with Valery Gergiev, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin will appear with Robin Ticciati and Leif Ove Andsnes, the Vienna Philharmonic will partner with Thomas Adès, and the Staatskapelle Dresden will be joined by Christian Thielemann, while Julia Kleiter and Christian Gerhaher will also take the stage. We have also lined up Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov, Les Arts Florissants and William Christie, Yolanda Auyanet, Anaïs Constans, John Osborn, and Le Concert Spirituel.
It is in a new form that Müpa Budapest and the Budapest Festival Orchestra's joint programme series Bridging Europe continues, in that it is not another country but a city that takes centre stage: The imaginary bridge will this time connect Budapest and Berlin. Of course, many people's favourite, the all-day marathons, will run once again, with the life's work of Richard Strauss in focus for 2022.
Müpa Budapest is one of the top venues for the György Cziffra memorial year. On the hundredth anniversary of the legendary artist's death, he will be celebrated by such extraordinary figures as the piano virtuoso Denis Matsuev, as well as the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, which is preparing to perform the world première of Péter Eötvös's piece entitled Cziffra Psodia. The soloists for the evening will be Miklós Lukács and the artistic director of the Cziffra100 programme series, the pianist János Balázs.
Outstanding performers from countless genres from opera to dance, through world music, pop music and contemporary circus to literature, such as Anoushka Shankar, Ferenc Snétberger and Veronika Harcsa, and the 20-time Grammy-winner Pat Metheny, will take their turns, while making a return will be Avishai Cohen and Jacob Collier, and Müpa Budapest's jazz festival to close the summer and open the new season awaits the throngs with a new brand and outdoor stage under the name of JazzTime .
As a one off, those people who only wish to buy one ticket for a concert don't have to wait as we are not offering season tickets for the 2021/22 season: so tickets for individual concerts can be purchased separately this year.
Ticket sales for this season's performances will take place in steps. First, tickets will be made available for performances this year, that is up to 31 December 2021. From 10 am on Tuesday, 22 June 2021, platinum-level members of the Müpa+ membership programme will be able to purchase priority tickets, with the gold level joining them from 10 am on 23 June and the silver level being granted access from 2 pm. The basic-level members of the programme and the general public will be able to make purchases for the new season's programmes from Thursday, 24 June at 10 am.
Join us for the 2021/22 season by and choosing your favourites in every genre.