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Early Music Festival02-22 March, 2022

Early Music FestivalBudapestPhoto: Erwan Floch Amants



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Early Music Festival

The month of March means it's time for the Early Music Festival. In 2022, for the seventh time, Müpa will be welcoming lovers of Renaissance, Baroque, and Viennese classical music with a selection of special treats. Singers, instrumental soloists, orchestras, conductors: once again, the lineup will feature the cream of the crop from both the international and Hungarian music worlds.

Müpa Budapest's artist of the season, the world-famous soprano Emőke Baráth, has compiled a programme of Handel arias for her performance and, in exciting news, her fellow artist and friend, Philippe Jaroussky, will be joining the concert as the conductor of the Ensemble Artaserse. In addition, Rolando Villazón will visit Müpa Budapest as the soloist for Christina Pluhar's ensemble, L’Arpeggiata.


Cherubini's opera Les Abencérages is an exceptional piece that will be presented under the baton of György Vashegyi. Meanwhile, partnering with the Purcell Choir and the Orfeo Orchestra will be world-renowned singers Anaïs Constans and Edgaras Montvidas. Also available to enjoy will be the works of the 16th-century composers Vila, Milà, Brudieu, Flecha, and De Pastrana, courtesy of the singers and instrumentalists of Barcelona’s Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana.


From the production of Le Concert Spirituel, Les Malins Plaisirs, and Compagnie d’Eventail, and conducted by Hervé Niquet, the audience of Le Mariage Forcé will be able to enjoy this wonderful collaboration of two immortal artists, Molière and Lully. Finally, Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano star, Joyce DiDonato, will present a themed evening for this year: in the company of her fellow artists, Il Pomo d'Oro, and directed by Maxim Emelyanychev, she recalls the majesty of nature in her show with the aid of works by Cavalli, Handel, Purcell, Gluck, Wagner, Mahler, Ives, and Rachel Portman.



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