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.
(1847-1906) Giuseppe Giacosa was an Italian dramatist and librettist who, jointly with Luigi Illica, is credited with the librettos for Puccini's Manon Lescaut, La bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly. Giacoso first studied law in Turin, but with the tremendous success of his play Una partita a scacchi in 1873, he was able to launch his literary career. He started working together with Puccini and Illica in 1893, when they asked for him to assist with the libretto for Manon Lescaut. Their collaborative work also bore fruit in the shape of the librettos for La bohème (1896), Tosca (1900) and Madama Butterfly (1904). Illica would prepare the first version of the librettos, and then Giacosa would refine them and rework them into verse form.