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.
Balázs Hantos was born in Budapest in 1944 and graduated from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in 1970 after studying under József Réti. Between 1970 and 1973, he studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. After a season as a soloist with Staatstheater Kassel in 1973/74, he joined the Hungarian State Opera in 1974, again as a soloist. Over the course of the past decades, he has sung most of the character bass roles in the opera literature, with his most important portrayals including ones of the Village Field Guard (John the Valiant), the Naval Captain (Manon Lescaut), Talpa (Il tabarro), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), the Marquis of Calatrava (La forza del destino), the King of Egypt (Aida), Pistol (Falstaff), Fafner (Das Rheingold, Siegfried) and Hunding (Die Walküre).