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.
(1813-1883) Richard Wagner was one of the key defining figures in opera history. His musical dramas employed innovations that served as the foundation for the evolution of music history. To this day, his works present a challenge to the world's greatest opera houses. Born in Leipzig, Wagner found his first true success with the Dresden premiere of Rienzi in 1842, which was swiftly followed by Der fliegende Holländer and Tannhäuser. Starting in 1864, the eccentric Bavarian king Ludwig II enabled him to work in Munich, where he first presented his operas Das Rheingold (1869), Die Walküre (1870), Tristan und Isolde (1865) and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Through years of work, he managed to amass enough money to make a reality out of his dream of creating a festival in Bayreuth for presenting his own works. It was there in 1876 where the entire Ring was performed for the first time, in an opera house built expressly for this purpose. Wagner's final opera, Parsifal, was premiere in Bayreuth in 1882, a few months before the composer's death.