The Hungarian National Ballet presents a new Laurencia production choreographed by Michael Messerer on 6 March 2020. The production that can be seen seven times this season aims to enchant audiences with spectacular solo dances, duets and ensembles.
Ero the Joker, a comic opera by Jakov Gotovac and Death in Venice, a dance performance by Valentina Turcu can be seen at the Erkel Theatre on 21 and 23 January 2020. The guest performances of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb are organised under the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
In accordance with the guidelines issued by the Government of Hungary on 11 March 2020, all performances at the Hungarian State Opera are cancelled until further notice.
Lajos Csákovics graduated from the Hungarian University of Applied Arts with a degree in animation design (2001) and a teaching qualification in drawing and environmental culture (2003). He first took up opera translation as a hobby in 1988. Since 2010 he has edited the "Én és az operák” ("Me and the operas”) blog, where he publishes the archive of rare texts that comprises his own translations and his collection of librettos. Over the course of his operatic work, he has worked with such creative artists as Tamás Pál, György Selmeczi, Balázs Kovalik, Attila Toronykőy and András Almási-Tóth.
Literary translations: Marschner–Devrient: Hans Heiling, excerpts, 2003, conductor: Péter Oberfrank, director: Balázs Kovalik Rubinstein–Viskovatov: The Demon, excerpts, 2006, conductor: Péter Oberfrank, director: Balázs Kovalik Sári–Gutjahr: Sonnenfinsternis, 2009, Hungarian State Opera, conductor: Zsolt Hamar, director: Balázs Kovalik Handel–Miniato: Xerxes, jointly with Balázs Kovalik, 2009, Hungarian State Opera, conductor: Péter Oberfrank, director: Balázs Kovalik Haydn–Lorenzi: La fedeltà premiata, excerpts, 2009, Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, conductor: Péter Oberfrank, director: Balázs Kovalik Donizetti–Giraldoni: Il giovedì grasso, 2014, National Theatre of Szeged, conductor: Tamás Pál, director: Attila Toronykőy Dohnányi–Góth: Der Tenor, 2014, Erkel Theatre, conductor: Gergely Vajda, Balázs Kocsár, director: András Almási-Tóth Bizet–Gallet: Djamileh, 2015, "FrenchLateNight", a production of the Hungarian State Opera at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, director: Balázs Viktor, conductor: Géza Köteles Wagner: Das Liebesverbot, 2015, Erkel Theatre, a joint production of the Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) Hungarian Opera and the Hungarian State Opera, conductor: György Selmeczi, director: Máté Szabó Donizetti–Giraldoni: I pazzi per progetto, 2015, Hungarian State Opera, conductor: Géza Köteles, director: Bálint Szilágyi Haydn–Goldoni: Il mondo della Luna, 2015, a production of the Hungarian State Opera at the Baroque Theatre of the Royal Palace of Gödöllő, conductor: László Bartal, director: Attila Toronykőy Weber–Planché: Oberon, or The Elf King's Oath, 2017, Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) Hungarian Opera, a joint production of the Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) Hungarian Opera and the Hungarian State Opera, conductor: Zsolt Jankó, director: György Selmeczi
Hungarian-language surtitles: Verdi: I vespri siciliani, 2009 Boito: Mefistofele, 2010 Mozart: Ascanio in Alba, 2010 Verdi: Giovanna D'Arco, 2013 Verdi: I masnadieri, 2013 Verdi: Luisa Miller, 2013 Verdi: Stiffelio, 2013 Verdi: Il trovatore, 2015 Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montechi, 2016
Other musical dramatic works: M. Haydn: Andromeda e Perseo, Kőszeg, conductor and director: Tamás Pál, 2004 – Assistant director Verdi at Lake Balaton – Hungarian-language song gala compiled from works by Verdi, Zamárdi, 2013 Mozart: The Magic Flute for Children, Hungarian State Opera, 2014 – Dramaturg Bellini: I puritani – condensed Hungarian-language version, Zamárdi, 2015