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.
Christian Badea is just as well known as a symphonic conductor as he is for his work in opera. He has conducted nearly every major orchestra in the world's most renowned concert halls. Mentored by Herbert von Karajan, over the course of his decades-long career he has worked with such famous artists as Leonard Bernstein, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Yefim Bronfman, Shlomo Mintz, Mitsuko Uchida and Gerhard Oppitz. Famous singers he has had the chance to partner with include Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Bryn Terfel, Natalie Dessay, Simon Keenlyside and Thomas Hampson while also working alongside directors like Stefan Herheim, Bruce Beresford, David Pountney, Franco Zeffirelli, Andrei Serban and Keith Warner. He is a recurring guest at the most important venues in international opera life – having conducted more than 160 performances at New York's Metropolitan Opera, including a number of live international simulcasts. In North America, he has worked on productions of opera companies in Houston, Dallas, Toronto, Montreal, Baltimore and Detroit, and in Europe at the Wiener Staatsoper, Covent Garden, Munich's Bayerische Staatsoper, as well as making guest appearances at the opera houses of Hamburg, Genoa, Brussels, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Turin, Bologna and Lyon. His opera repertoire includes more than 80 works, ranging from pieces by Mozart, Strauss, Wagner, Verdi, Puccini and Mussorgsky all the way to the 20th century, with works by artists like Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Berg and Samuel Barber.