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.
Dear Visitors and Customers,
According to the Operational Group commissioned by the Government of Hungary responsible for the containment of the coronavirus epidemic, the height of the spread of the epidemic was expected on 3 May 2020. Therefore, taking the usual one-month rehearsal period into consideration, any theoretical chances of having any performances in the 2019/20 season had ceased. The earliest possibility for the Hungarian State Opera to be open for audiences is in September 2020.
Member of the Chorus since: 1997
Education and training: Fazekas Street Primary School, music department, Miskolc Béla Bartók High School of Music, Miskolc, double bass department Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, university branch, academic voice pedagogy and choral directing department, Budapest (1992-1997) Teachers of choral directing: Péter Erdei and István Párkai
Has sung with the following choruses: Forrás Chamber Choir, Miskolc (1989-) Choral competitions: Budapest, Riva del Garda, Litomysl. Chorusmasters: Csaba Kiss and Ildikó Molnár Balásné Charity Choir (1990-1992) Chorusmaster: András Tornay Hungarian Continental Singers (1990-1994) Tour of several countries, three studio recordings, directors: András Tornay and Éva Lukács Tomkins Vocal Ensemble, Budapest (1996) artistic director: János Dobra Bartók Chorus, Miskolc, chorusmasters: János Reményi, Dr. István Balás, Sándor Szűcs Budapest University of Economic Sciences Prelude Chorus (1994-1997) Choral competitions: Budapest, Litomysl, Debrecen. Placed in category 3 in Debrecen. Toured France. chorusmaster: Sándor Kabdebó. Octovoice Vocal Ensemble, founding member (1997) Hungarian State Opera Chorus (1997-), principal bass (2001-)
Choral directing activities: Prelude Chamber Chorus (1994-1997) second chorusmaster Musica Ludens Chamber Chorus (1996-) chorusmaster – appearances: National Haematological Institute, Kossuth Clube, Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music's Small Hall, Hungarian National Gallery, Hungarian National Museum, Saint Stephen's Basilica, additional concerts at museums and churches, Veszprém Vocal Festival, Őrség Blossom Festival 1998: Riva del Garda Competition, fourth place 2001: Czech Republic, choral competition, rated “gold” 2003: Nevers, France, vocal festival 2007: Bad Ischl, chorus festival 2009: Attila Balázs: Missa Jubileo, Budapest world premiere accompanied by the Central Band of the Hungarian Army's trombone quartet 2009: Prague Advent Chorus Festival
Recordings: one radio recording and two CDs
Directed as choirmaster at the head of the ensemble, in addition to the a cappella works forming the background of the repertoire, the following works with orchestral accompaniment: 2010 Charpentier: Te Deum – accompanied by the Central Band of the Hungarian Army (The recording can be heard here.) 2011-2015 Puccini: Messa di Gloria – accompanied by organ and orchestra. 2011 Telemann: Siehe da church cantata 2015 Mauricio Vicencio: Misa Andina – accompanied by the Los Gringos ensemble
Other choral directing activities: Since 2002 has directed external choruses at the Hungarian State Opera 2005-2007 Conducted the chamber chorus assembled from the Opera's Chorus in several charity concerts of Puccini's Messa di Gloria in both Győr and Budapest. 2006 At the ceremony celebrating the rededication of the Statue of Saint Stephen in Buda Castle, to which the Opera's Chorus, which he directed, had received a special invitation. 2011 On the occasion of the Day of Hungarian Culture, conducted a medley from Ferenc Erkel's opera Bánk Bán