Discover Hungary's Rich Musical Heritage with Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest

An ultimate cultural getaway awaits at the newly re-opened and renewed Opera House

August 25, 2022,
Budapest, Hungary

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest is inviting guests to discover Hungary's rich musical heritage, by spending an enchanting evening at the newly re-opened and renewed Hungarian State Opera on Budapest's Champs Élysées.

An awe-inspiring experience awaits music lovers at the Opera House, an architectural jewel on the elegant Andrássy Avenue. After arriving with a private transfer from the Hotel, guests are invited to learn about the fascinating history of the Opera House, and to discover hidden treasures with the help of their private expert guide. The Neo-Renaissance interior, the lavish décor, the imposing staircases, and the elegant halls offer a truly immersive and unique atmosphere.

Following the brief tour of the building, guests can enjoy a glass of bubbly prior to the show, in the comfort of their own private box. The spacious box is lined with red velvet seats and golden walls, located right next to the Royal box, serving up prime views of the orchestra and stage. Enjoying world-class performances from up here promises to turn the evening into an even more elevated and spectacular one.

Every seat is outfitted with a screen, featuring subtitles in multiple languages, making it seamless to follow each performance. During intermission, guests are welcomed to enjoy a glass of champagne and canapés on the second-floor balcony and explore the captivating view of Budapest - a truly one-of-a-kind backdrop for capturing memories that can last a lifetime.

Following the show, guests are chauffeured back to the Gresham Palace in their own private car, the most convenient and comfortable way.

A Night at the Opera Offer

The Night at the Opera offer is available for booking exclusively for Four Seasons guests, between August 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023. The package includes two nights at the Gresham Palace for two, including breakfast, private transfer, tickets to a selected performance at the Opera House, a private guided tour of the Opera House in English, welcome champagne, and private catering during the interval.

To book the A Night at the Opera package, call +36 1 268 6000 or chat with Four Seasons Gresham Palace Budapest via the Four Seasons App.

About the Hungarian State Opera

The Hungarian State Opera is the leading cultural institute in Hungary where different artistic genres are equally embraced. The palace on Andrássy Avenue in itself is a marvel; it is in fact a masterpiece built by Miklós Ybl, the most significant architect of the 19th century, also responsible for the completion of the nearby Saint Stephen’s Basilica, and many more public buildings in historic Budapest. Visitors are enchanted by the elegant, richly decorated Neo-Renaissance building with its numerous frescoes and statues even before they set foot in the grand auditorium where further miracles await them. When the lights of the enormous bronze chandelier hanging from the ceiling decorated with Apotheosis of Music by Károly Lotz go out, the stage of the Opera turns into a wonderland.

Apart from internationally renowned Hungarian singers and international guest stars, resident companies such as the Hungarian National Ballet (the only classical ballet company in Hungary), the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus await audiences. Whether a fan of opera, ballet or classical concerts, guests are sure to find a performance to suit their taste, and even surpass expectations.

To view the performance event calendar, click here.