Melinda Esterházy

"Life has given me so much" - An exhibition in 5 acts
Now at Esterházy Palace

The exhibition about Princess Melinda Esterházy (1920— 2014) traces the stages in the life of an extraordinary woman. Melinda Ottrubay started dancing as a young bourgeois girl, enjoyed an exceptional career at the Budapest Opera House before finally marrying Prince Paul Esterházy V.


<p>Schloss Esterházy<br /> Esterházyplatz 1<br /> 7000 Eisenstadt<br /> T +43 (0) 2682 / 63004 7600<br /><a href="">send e-mail</a></p>

As a visitor you can directly experience Melinda Esterházy as an authentic character, both in her career at the opera and in her personal life. You will have glimpses of a life full of highs and lows, her ambitious career and her personal world away from the stage.

Charges and opening hours

Adults: € 10,00
Reduced/Groups: € 8,00
Families: € 20,00

1 January - 31 March
Friday to Sunday and on Holidays: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

1 April - 30 April
daily 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

1 May - 30 September
daily 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

1 October - 3 November
daily 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

4 November - 31 December
Friday to Sunday and on Holidays: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Beyond the “fairy-tale character”, you will get to know a strong personality who grew with the tasks that life presented. Room by room you can walk through the life of Melinda Ottrubay as if through an opera. You will get to know the protagonist in her early life, as a trainee and prima ballerina assoluta, and later as a princess

The exhibition in five acts takes you through the life of the last prince couple Melinda and Paul Esterházy V as if on a stage.