Budapest Summer Festival Margaret Island – 2018.


Margaret Island is splitting the River Danube to Buda and Pest side.

The Margaret Open Air Theater is celebrating its 80 years anniversary.

Summer in the City and throughout Hungary the Open-Air Theaters are opening and awaiting the  foreigner and local visitors to enjoy plays, opera, folk, rock concerts, ballet companies unique performances .The theater can be reached on water, bus transportation or have a long walk through the lanes of the park. Those who wish to stroll down the River Danube can easier do so, from the Pest-side of Danube boarding on boats and it stops right at the entrance of the Open-Air theater. Arriving earlier than the actual  performance, enjoy the sights-and-sounds  the Island offers, mentioning the view of water-tower and count on in having a nice Hungarian supper at the foreground restaurant.

This year’s summer the Island’s theater celebrates its 80-years with well-known  Hungarian artists as well with guests from abroad. The opening concert will take place in the park premise, where Alexander Rybak call the audience to dance along. It will be a free opening event  regular and newcomers families, buddies are more than welcomed.

In brief cover of some of the shows not yet sold out:  Duna Carnival Gala, Salome (Opera in German with Hungarian subtitles), Ara Malikian concert (his concert included: Johann Sebastian Bach, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Paganini and many more) Szabó Balázs Band – special concert (collaboration with Modern Art Orchestra), The Great Gatsby – ballet show  (soloist: Dennis and Anastasia from St. Petersburg Mariinsky Ballet and Kiev Odessa National Ballet, Jeff Mills (planets concert with the Danubia Orchestra of Óbuda), From Opera to Tango – Edwin Schrott Gala concert, Emmerich Kálmán: Circus Princess – Operetta, Béjart Ballet Lausanne – The Magic Flute – classic ballet, Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto (Opera in Italian with Hungarian subtitles), Bernstein 100 –  concert – An American in Paris (Bernstein and Gershwin on the stage at the Margaret Island), Film Music Fantasy  – Symphonic Film Music Concert, Carmel concert – (One of the most popular singers for over 14 years in Hungary.  Last but not least: Magna Cum Laude electro-acoustic concert with the Kossuth Award winning violinist Miklós Szenhelyi.

For indepth info:

The past days press announcement was made at the Margaret Open-Air Theater, by  Teodóra Bán – executive director and artistic director

To be continued shortly with update with other theaters throughout the country’s performances.

Update Aggie Reiter

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