The Roman Republic, occupied by Spanish and Neapolitan forces at the dawn of the Napoleonic Wars, is replaced by the suffocating atmosphere of the communist dictatorship of the 1950s in the new production of the Hungarian State Opera. Director general Szilveszter Ókovács's second staging, conducted by Gergely Kesselyák, in a double cast, with Csilla Boross and Zsuzsanna Ádám in the title role, will be first presented on September 24th and 28th, 2022 at the Opera House in Budapest.
The Hungarian National Ballet, the 138-year-old official ballet company of the Hungarian State Opera, announces an audition upon invitation to be held from 10:00 on 29 January 2023 at the Opera House for immediate openings as well as contracts starting 15 July 2023 (depending on the applicants’ work visa requirements).
In her first-ever appearance at the Opera House, Budapest, the world-famous star soprano will perform songs by Debussy, Dvořák, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Richard Strauss, as well as excerpts from operas by Tchaikovsky, Leoncavallo, and Offenbach. The artist is accompanied on the piano by Pavel Nebolsin. The programme also features mezzo-soprano Elena Maximova and violinist Kurt Mitterfellner. The main sponsor of the event is Szerencsejáték Zrt.