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.
Born in the Vojvodinian city of Zenta (Senta) in 1984, Éva Kovács earned degree in voice and voice pedagogy from the University of Szeged's Faculty of Music in 2010, after studying under István Andrejcsik. She has taken part in master classes held by Timothy Bentch, Éva Marton, Sylvia Sass, Magda Nádor, Ionel Pantea, Tünde Szabóki, Rosemary Hardy and Krisztina Laki, among others. She made her debut at the National Theatre of Szeged the following year, portraying Samaritana in Francesca da Rimini. Her principal roles include Cio-Cio san (Madama Butterfly), Gilda (Rigoletto), Antonia (Les contes d'Hoffmann) and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte). She sang Cio-Cio san at the Csokonai Theatre of Debrecen in 2014, and Gilda at the National Theatre of Miskolc in 2015, as well as in 2014 at the National Theatre of Győr, where she also sang Papagena in 2015 and Marie Louise (in Háry János) in 2016. She took first prize at the International Nikola Cvejić Singing Competition in 2005, and won the Solti Foundation's scholarship in 2012. Another first prize came in 2016, with a victory at the International József Simándy Singing Competition. In 2013, the Szeged Society of Friends of the Opera named her the young artist of the season. She is a two-time winner of the Dömötör Award.