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.
(1825-1901) Librettist and playwright Jules Barbier wrote librettos for every major French composer of his era, including for works by Gounod, Meyerbeer, Bizet, Thomas, Saint-Saens and Offenbach. Born in Paris, Barbier was already writing short comedies at a young age, and later gained his first major success with his dramatic work Jeanne d'Arc, for which Gounod wrote the incidental music. He frequently worked, as both a librettist and dramatist, together with Michel Carré. They found their greatest collaborative success with the libretto they wrote for Gounod's Faust, which they adapted from the work by Goethe. They also crafted for Gounod the librettos for Philémon et Baucis and Roméo et Juliette, while also providing Ambroise Thomas with the text for Mignon, Hamlet and Françoise de Rimini.