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The „Csardáskirálynő” – Czardas Queen operetta celebrating its 100 hundred anniversary.

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The „Csardáskirálynő” – Czardas Queen operetta was composed by Imre Kálmán.

Exhibition and Gala night at the Operetta and Musical Theater – Budapest.

The „Csárdáskirálynő” – Czardas Queen is once again back home after its long journey to charm the Hungarian and foreigner audiences.

To the grand event arrived to celebrate with  the troupe Yvonne Kálmán, the composer’s daughter, the composer’s son, Charles Kálmán, his widow and his son, Charles Kálmán Jr. In addition to the current  performance, former legendary participants, director and foreign guests.also attended the Gala show. Zoltán Balog – Minister of Human Resources opened the „Csárdáskirálynő” – Czardas Queen  past 100 years operetta exhibition

The melodies of the Czardas Queen for the first time on November,17. 1915 rang in Vienna, at the Johann Strauss Theater. At the time being nobody would have had suspected that this is the beginning to a successful story that continues up to this day.  No surprise that at the original venue in Vienna the audience saw the show 533 occasion since after the 1915’s premiere.The piece was staged despite the WWI  also in Sweden, Finland, Poland, Russia and Italy. Probably not on my own by saying, that the melodies of Imre Kálmán’s, (born 125 years ago) right this minute is somewhere  around the world played either on stage, on television, on the radio, at a concert hall or within a gala show.

To Budapest it finally made its way a year later in November at the Broadway Theater.  Kálmán’s music was praised by the local librettist – P. G. Wodehouse saying:“The Kálmán score was not only the best that the gifted Hungarian ever wrote but about the best anybody ever wrote…”

The Czardas Queen musical operetta already toured all around the world and the audiences just alike in Budapest gave standing ovations, in Tokyo, Rome, Munich and in Amsterdam had pleasure to see the original play as it is on show at the Budapest Operetta and Musical Theater. While in Salzburg and Prague was a co-production, directed by KERO® with the local stars on stage.

The Czardas Queen story in a nutshell: The story is about a hopeless love of the Duke Edwin to Sylvia, a star from the Budapest Orpheum. The family disapproves of the lowly relationship. The parents everything in their power to lure their son back to Vienna, where the have already chosen an appropriate girl for him, the Countess Stazi to help haste matters by buying a New York contract for the chanson singer Sylvia Vereczky. However, the dear foolish Count Bóni conspires to help the lovers, as does also the waiter, Miska and his twin brother Alfons … the butler at the house of Lippert-Weilersheim … and Uncle Feri, Bóni’s friend from the Orpheum. He is the main weaver of threads and is even ready to disclose the love of his youth, and Edwin’s mother hoping to succeed.

Unfortunately, cannot update about the evening’s performance, cause the tickets were all sold out.

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter

Chinese citizens inbound tourism in Hungary.


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His Excellency Xiao Qian, People’s Republic of China Ambassador to Hungary and Dr. Ádám Ruszinkó – Deputy State Secretary for Tourism met at the Ministry of National Economy to support tourism  in the region’s countries.

Hungary official member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), ratified by the General Assembly Resolution, which provided for the official Chinese languages among the admission of the World Tourism Organization. The Hungarian tourism with diplomacy helped to create the most dynamically developing China’s official language to the UNWTO and quickly became a language of among the world’s major tourist source markets.

The latest news on Chinese citizens inbound tourism in Hungary  show a number of Chinese tourists traveling to Hungary is dynamically increasing from year to year. China is among the main countries standing in the 20th place sending tourist to Hungary. Chinese tourists visiting Europe usually visit Hungary during their second or third journey. The Chinese tourists generally gather a positive impression of Hungary.

The number of Chinese tourists typically within Central and Eastern European countries travel within organized groups visiting Hungary. Most occasions making joint visits together with Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Germany.

In Hungary around 40 Chinese tour operators and travel agency offering short and long vacation time to spend learn about  both counties culture, landscapes, food and a wide  selection of wines from  internationally renowned winemaker at their vineyards.

Currently within the ADS system 82 accredited travel agency are in Hungary.

The China Tourism Administration (CNTA) regional branch to be open in Hungary with a new regional office in Budapest will make it much easier for the countries dealing with tourism co-operation between China and Central and Eastern European countries with the support of the regional coordinator of tourism. Hungary is in co-operation, coordinating, promoting Chinese tourism within 16 countries in this region. In the year 2014, 100000 Chinese tourist visited Hungary.

From the first of May, Air China will carry four times a week: Sunday – Monday – Wednesday –Friday, back-and-forth on board the Airbus A330 passengers from Beijing to Budapest with the planes stopping over for a short while in the Belorussian capital Minsk,  continuing its flight to the .  From Budapest the aircrafts will fly straight to the Chinese capital. This will a milestone easier for Chinese and Hungarian traveling tourists and business individuals to reach their destinations as travel time only lasts 7 hours.With Air China landing in Budapest it is like opening a new window between the two countries which will be much easier to promote mutual traveling.

Air China flights to Budapest will be really successful when the endpoints on travel aspects will be resolved  so the groups visiting Budapest flown by Air China may be able to continue their travel,  heading to Munich, Vienna, Geneva, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf or Milan. Expectations will be coming up in the winter scheduling season.

 Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter