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.
Chief répétiteur, conductor
Kálmán Szennai was born in 1973, in Budapest, where he studied piano and horn at the Béla Bartók High School of Music, and later, musicology and conducting at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. He received his diploma in 1996, as a student of Ervin Lukács and Tamás Gál. After completing his studies, Géza Oberfrank hired him to work at the Hungarian State Opera, where he first served as a répétiteur, and later as a conductor. He has conducted at the Opera House regularly ever since. He has made guest appearances in Japan, Austria, Germany, and has been a recurring guest at the Budapest Operetta Theatre as well. He has conducted the Savaria Symphony Orchestra, the MAV Symphony Orchestra and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, and is a regular guest at the Jennersdorf and St. Margarethen opera festivals. He is a winner of the Komor, Juventus and Pless Awards. In 2018, he received the Hungarian Silver Cross of Merit, civil division.