Friends of the Budapest Orchestra
Total donations: $75,000 | Partnership: 1999 - 2002
The Budapest Opera House, famous for its beauty and history, is one of Budapest’s proudest cultural institutions.
Built the Renaissance style, the Budapest Opera is one of Hungary’s major cultural institutions dedicated to providing high quality opera and ballet to the general public. The Opera opened its doors in 1884 and survived both World Wars, suffering only minor damage. The Opera House underwent extensive renovation and reopened in 1984 to celebrate 100 years as a Hungarian cultural icon.
Grand Circle Foundation supported the Opera House through grants to the Friends of the Budapest Opera. The grants supported youth outreach programs and scholarships for young and talented Hungarian artists. Through the Foundation, young singers, musicians and dancers engaged in regular performances and study trips.