In the Public Eye
The Budapest Opera House, the Audience and the Press, 1884-1918
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During the 1884 inauguration of the Royal Hungarian Opera House in Budapest, political elites staged a gala concert in the auditorium while the angry crowd, excluded from this ceremony, demonstrated on the street. In 1917, the crowds queuing to a Béla Bartók premiere needed to be forcibly held back. The book follows the history of the contested institution through a series of scandals, public protests, repertoire controversies and their representation in the urban press of the time. Such conflicts often led to larger issues that concerned the Opera House as a music institution, the birth of the modern public sphere and the modern audience. Thereby, the book calls for a critical rethinking of the cultural history of Budapest and Hungary in the late Habsburg Monarchy.
- Markian Prokopovych
- Markian Prokopovych ist Kultur- und Stadthistoriker an der Universität Wien. Zu seinen früheren Publikationen zählt u.a. Habsburg Lemberg: Architecture, Public Space and Politics in the Galician Capital, 1772-1914, Purdue University Press 2009. Markian Prokopovych is a cultural and urban historian at the University of Vienna. His earlier publications, among others, include Habsburg Lemberg: Architecture, Public Space and Politics in the Galician Capital, 1772-1914, Purdue University Press 2009.