Hungarian State Opera
The Erkel Theatre opened its gates as the People’s Opera on 7 December 1911, designed by Dezső Jakab, Marcell Komor, and Géza Márkus. The theatre has been the second performance venue of the Hungarian State Opera since 1951. It currently seats up to 1819 people. The Erkel Theatre has two prominent and protected works of art: the wall paintings on the first floor great buffet by Aurél Bernáth. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a fresco, while The Tragedy of Man is a secco. Following years of closure, the Erkel Theatre was restored and reopened in 2013. The building, having been renovated in accordance with international standards, now offers an environment that is modern, elegant, and pleasant for all audiences.