In September 2018, the Hungarian State Opera made a guest appearance in Zagreb, and the performances there of Ferenc Erkel’s opera Hunyadi László and Ronald Hynd’s ballet The Merry Widow were two of the high points of the institution’s Carpathian Homeland Opera Tour. More than a year later, the time has come to invite our former hosts here to Budapest. The company of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb will likewise spend two nights at the Erkel Theatre.
The Ballet of the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb, which last year celebrated the 140th anniversary of its founding, is the country’s oldest and largest ballet company. Led by Leonard Jakovina, their diverse repertoire ranges from classical and neoclassical choreographies to contemporary ballets. For this appearance, they are bringing their production Death in Venice to Budapest.