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.
Born in 1997, Mihály Berecz first took the stage at the age of four, as part of a Csángó Festival gala event at the Petőfi Csarnok. He is currently studying violin (under István Ulrich) and piano (under Edit Major) at the King Saint Stephen High School of Music. His concert programmes include works by Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Bartók. In 2010, he won the grand prize at the 12th National Music School Competition in Nyíregyháza and also appeared at the Berlin Music Festival. In the autumn of 2010, he gave a solo concert at the Magyarkanizsa International Jazz Festival. He was ten years old when he started to study music theory and composition, and his work Kyrie was performed in 2011. In December of 2011, he received the award of excellence at the Third National Béla Bartók Music School Piano Competition, and he was awarded a gold medal at the International Youth Festival in Prague in the spring of 2012. In 2013, at a birthday benefit gala for Zoltán Kocsis at Müpa Budapest, he served as the soloist in Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major, with Kocsis himself conducting. He also gave a solo concert at the Faust Ball held at the Opera House. He has been invited to collaborate as a guest artist with such ensembles as Concerto Budapest, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Philharmonic Orchestra.