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.
Erwin Schrott is one of the most exciting singers of our time and is regarded as today’s finest exponent of the major Mozart roles of Don Giovanni, Leporello and Figaro. He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, and made his operatic debut at the age of 22 as Roucher (Andrea Chénier). After winning first prize in the 1998 Plácido Domingo Operalia Singing Competition, he shot to international fame, making debuts in major opera houses. He triumphed in theaters such as the Teatro alla Scala, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Opéra National de Paris, the Washington National Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Hamburg State Opera, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, the Los Angeles Opera and many others. In the summer of 2008 he made his long-awaited debut at the Salzburg Festival as Leporello. In recent seasons he has sung Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Teatro alla Scala, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Washington Opera and the Los Angeles Opera, as well as in Seville and Turin and with the Metropolitan Opera on tour to Japan. He has performed the role of Figaro at the Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Zurich Opera, Covent Garden and in Valencia. Other roles in his repertoire have included Pagano (I Lombardi), the title role in Verdi’s Attila, Banquo (Macbeth), Escamillo (Carmen), Méphistophélès (Gounod: Faust) and the title role in Boito’s Mefistofele.