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Turandot on Margaret Island!

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A great summer premiere at the Open-air Theatre is one of the most popular works of Puccini. Turandot is revived on the Margaret Island with a spectacular presentation.

10 and 12 of August 2012, 08:00 PM - Margaret Island Open-Air Theatre

Puccini: Turandot


Not only for opera lovers!

Perhaps the most beautiful and most popular opera tale tells the story of the unapproachable Princess Turandot, who becomes a sensitive and loving woman by the touch of love. The show features a large symphony orchestra and choir. Leading roles are played by the biggest Hungarian and International stars.

The role of Turandot is sung by Gyöngyi Lukács. She is a soloist of the Hungarian State Opera House and a guest artist with many of the world's leading opera houses. The most important stages of her career: in Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich, London, Milan and the Festivals of Salzburg and Edinburgh. Her partners on stage were Plácido Domingo, Samuel Ramey, Leo Nucci, Dolora Zajick, José Cura.

Rubens Pelizzari performes the role of Calaf. He is a permanent guest artist of the Arena di Verona and other opera houses in Europe. His main roles: Mario Cavaradossi, Ismaele, Radames, Manrico, Pollione, Alvaro, Don José, Calaf.

After the unconventional performance, Rubens Pelizzari is going to sing the role of Calaf in Tokio in November 2012, conducted by Zubin Mehta.

Featuring: the Orchestra of Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra,

the Csokonai Theatre and the Kodály Choir of Debrecen

Turandot: Gyöngyi Lukács

Calaf: Rubens Pelizzari

Emperor Altoum: Miklós Albert, Timur: Alexandru Agache,

Liú: Gabriella Létay Kiss, Ping: Csaba Gaál, Pang: András Hajdú,

Pong: Tamás Kóbor, A Mandarin: Lajos Wagner, Prince of Persia: János Vincze

Conductor: Gergely Kesselyák



Theatre Cruise Service to the Margaret Island

New Pier Opens at the Margaret Island: Open-air Theatre and Water Tower

If you already have your ticket, your date and the show, you can still top it all up with a cruise.

Taking our ships is the fastest way to get to and from Margaret Island.

Piers, from where ships leave:

- Vigadó Square

- Batthyány Square

- Dráva Street

The NEW PIER, where ships arrive to:

- Open-air Theatre and Water Tower

The departure time of the ships ent in every pier. Ships are starting to come back 20 minutes after the end of performance. Please check out the detailed schedule!

Further information and online ticket purchase: and

Ticket purchase pre-emption: at the ticket office of Vigadó Square, Batthyány Square and International Pier, as well as in the Open-air Ticket Office. Ticket purchase is also possible on ships.


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Ticket purchase: Szabad Tér Ticket Office (1065 Budapest, Nagymező street 68. Tel.: 06-1/301-0147) and in the well-known ticket offices.

Without administration fee at, from May at the locations , the Margaret Island and the Varosmajor Open-air Theatres ticket office.

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Further information:,, 00 36-1/301-0147

The theatre reserves the right to change the schedule of the shows!