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 3 April 2020 at the earliest.
Valery Ovsyanikov was born in Moscow and trained at the St Petersburg Conservatory as a chorus master (1985) and as an opera and symphony conductor (1991). He has been the Musical Director at the Vaganova Ballet Academy since 1990, a conductor at the Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky Theatres in St Petersburg and a guest conductor of companies around the world, including Tokyo Ballet, Vienna State Opera, Finnish National Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, Lithuanian National Opera, Hungarian State Opera, Opéra National de Paris and Bavarian State Opera. In symphony repertory he has conducted St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, San José Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Kansai Symphony Orchestra (today Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra), Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, Philadelphia Orchestra, Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, and has toured to the USA, Mexico, Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Turkey, Finland, Sweden and Germany. Ovsyanikov’s repertoire includes the operas Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky, Faust by Gounod, Il barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini, Aleko by Rachmaninoff, the ballets The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and The Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella by Prokofiev, Manon by Kenneth MacMillan, La bayadère and Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus, Giselle by Adolphe Adam, La Sylphide by Herman Løvenskiold, The Fountain of Bakhchisarai by Boris Asafyev, Le Corsaire, Jewels and others. He has also conducted symphonic compositions by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Shostakovich,and others. He recorded three CDs with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and several CDs of chorus religious music and Russian symphony music.