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.
Literary translator, conductor
Budapest-born Tamás Blum took piano lessons from Pál Kadosa at the Fodor Music School, and later pursued his studies in conducting with Paul Kletzki in Lausanne. From 1945 to 1951, he was the Opera's répétiteur, and from 1952 until 1958 worked as the music director at the Csokonai Theatre of Debrecen. Returning to the Opera House in 1959, he first served as a conducting répétiteur, then as a conductor between 1966 and 1973, at which point he emigrated to Switzerland, becoming a conductor at Opernhaus Zürich. From 1977 until his death, he headed the International Opera Studio there. He translated librettos from Italian, French and German, with his first translation, of Smetana's The Bartered Bride, being presented at the Opera House in 1949. He won the Ferenc Liszt Award twice: in 1956 and in 1963.