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.
Budapest-born mezzo-soprano Melinda Heiter obtained her degree in solo voice from the Budapest Pedagogical Institute of the Ference Liszt Academy of Music in 2008, after completing her studies in French and Portuguese at the Faculty of Humanities at Eötvös Loránd University. Her current teachers are Bernadett Wiedemann and répétiteur Katalin Szőke, and she has also participated in Júlia Hamari's master classes every year since 2003. She has sung in numerous theatres and concert halls both in Hungary and abroad, including the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy, the National Theatre, the Csokonai National Theatre of Debrecen, the national theatres of Miskolc and Szeged, Szombathely's Bartók Hall, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Das Zentrum Europasaal Bayreuth, Stadthalle Bayreuth, Aalto Musiktheater Essen. She has also appeared at a number of festivals both in Hungary and abroad, such as the Bartók Plus Opera Festival, the Franz-Liszt-Jubiläum 2011 in Bayreuth, the Budapest Spring Festival, the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Opera Festival, the Iseumi Summer Open-air Festival in Szombathely, the Early Music Festival in Fertőd and the Richard-Wagner-Jubiläum 2013 in Bayreuth. In 2013, she won the Eighth International József Simándy Singing Competition, taking away two special prizes as well. In that same year, she also received the Bayreuth scholarship of the Richard Wagner Society. In 2014, she was a finalist in the Competizione dell’Opera in Tashkent. She made her debut on the stage of the Hungarian State Opera House in 2012 in the role of Dorabella in Così fan tutte, later going on to sing the roles of Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Mercédès (Carmen), Lola (Cavelleria rusticana), Flosshilde (Das Rheingold) and the High Priestess (Aida).