Except for opera, other shows both classical and modern are shown here on an international scale, and two ballet companies, the most important ones in Budapest, and Hungary in general.
It is recommended to go on a guided tour in the Opera House or buy a ticket to an opera, there are tickets are different price levels. These operas are performed nightly and be sure to spare some time for a tour.
The results did not disappoint. The guests to the Opera House opening were astonished. The Opera House was luxurious and highly invested and immediately became one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world.
Somehow, this building survived World War II and was not damaged. On the surviving walls you can see the original paintings, the frescoes that were preserved without harm. Like them, hundreds of beautiful sculptures survived that are spread around the building and are a symbol of luxury in the opera hall itself.
In order to restore it to its former glory, the building was renovated in the 1980's and was cleaned up with government funds. This is how it was able to turn into such a tourist cultural attraction, among the best in Budapest.
At the exterior statues were placed of a few of the great composers in the history of Opera and classical music, including Mozart, Beethoven, Vardi, Bizet, and Tchaikovsky.
It is not only from the outside that this building is impressive. It is also impressive from the inside. On the main staircase on the building, the most famous people in Europe walked between the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. Anyone belonging to the Hungarian nobility or elite came here during those days. The ladies of Budapest's high society used to present at the operas of the times, the fashion trends and the luxury jewelry they received from their rich husbands.
In the main hall of the Opera House, there are no less than 1,200 seats available. There are hundreds of sculptures, frescoes, and golden decorations that twinkle, each weighing 7 kilos. Part of the decorations on the walls are made of golden leaves covered in 24-carat gold.
When buying tickets for the booths, buy the tickets for the first row in the box, the only row that you can see from.
The dress code is crucial here - women have to wear evening dresses, and men - only suits!