Opera Gala - Vittorio Grigolo Gala Concert

The Budapest Summer Festival continues with Vittorio Grigolo, an outstanding talent and virtuoso on the international opera scene. The world-renowned opera soloist will perform one of his most popular programs of classical music, featuring the best-known and most-beloved arias from opera literature. This evocative and charming star tenor will dazzle the audience with his rich and varied repertoire, including pieces by, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, Gounod, Massenet and Offenbach. He has played at the world’s most illustrious opera houses, and now the audience at Margaret Island Open-Air Stage can hear him in the summer of 2019! 

Considered one of the world’s best tenors, Vittorio Grigolo combines exceptional singing skills with model-level good looks. After playing the role of Cavaradossi in Tosca at London’s Covent Garden in May/June of 2019, he will arrive in Hungary to showcase his unique talents at the Budapest Summer Festival. His debut on Margaret Island will be preceded by a number of other performances. In January 2019, he will play Cavaradossi for the Vienna State Opera. Then, he will be heard at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Opera in his highly praised rendition of the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto.

Program and cast

Guest star: Vittorio Grigolo
Featuring the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Domonkos Héja

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PreviousNovember 2019

Margaret Island

Margaret Island provides a peaceful hideaway from hectic downtown Budapest with large green areas, flowery gardens, old trees, and lots of entertainment.

The festival program on Margaret island is rich and diverse: concerts, musicals, dance shows, theatrical performances for children and adults, comedies at three venues:


  • Open-Air Theater in Városmajor (Buda) – venue for many children programs
  • the Open-Air Theater on Margaret Island (trams 4 and 6, Margitsziget stop) and
  • the Water Tower on Margaret Island.
Majtényi Mihály, budapest.hu
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