The 40th Budapest Spring Festival (BTF) will be held between April 3 to 19, 2020. The opening show will be a presentation of Giselle by Ballet Győri and Felix Lajkó.
Aria evening will be performed by the world’s leading bel canto singer, Lawrence Brownlee, and one of the most important sopranos of the last decade, Kristine Opolais. The Belgian band, Collegium Vocale Ghent and world-famous founder conductor Philippe Herreweghe, are performing St. Matthew Passion – Bach.
The festival also celebrates Liszt Ferenc’s birthday with a 24-hour music marathon featuring 40 pianists, and commemorates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with Ji’s South Piano, Péter Sárik Trio Concert, and the joint concert of Miklós Lukács and the National Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Budapest Spring Festival was launched four decades ago to unite Hungarian culture and to bring back Hungarian artists living beyond the Iron Curtain. And the BTF’s mission today is still the same, inviting foreign stars to Budapest and presenting Hungarian culture in a uniformed and exciting way.
For more information and to view a detailed program, check out the official website here.