BudaFest brings cultural events to city in August

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- About to begin its eighth year, BudaFest is a highlight of the Hungarian summer cultural calendar.

From Aug. 6 to 18, top-notch artists perform at the State Opera House. The ballet "Spartacus" will make its debut on the opening night of the festival.

The ballet was choreographed by Laszlo Seregi, one of the leading choreographers of Europe and a Hungarian native. Tchaikovsky's opera "Eugene Onegin" is scheduled for Aug. 10 and 17; Puccini's "Tosca" will be on stage on Aug. 13 and 14.

Tickets to BudaFest, starting at $40 per event, are available through Tradesco Tours in Los Angeles. Call (800) 833-3402 or (310) 649-5808, or fax (310) 649-5852.

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