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.
Born in Győr, Gergely Popa graduated from the Béla Bartók High School of Music before earning his degree in violin and violin pedagogy at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. He joined the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2000 and also served as a guest artist with the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa from 2000 until 2004. Employed with the Mathias Institut between 2004 and 2008, he gained experience in developing and operating performance evaluation systems, but he also never abandoned the music world. From 2007 until 2013, he served as the section leader and concertmaster of the Savaria Symphony Orchestra. He also returned to the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in 2009 as section leader, with a one-year stint there as orchestra manager starting in 2014. He remained there until 2018, when he joined the Hungarian State Opera as its orchestra director.