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.
(1931-2008) Judit Schäffer was born in Budapest and graduated from the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts with a qualification in costume design in 1954 before going on to win a scholarship from the Hungarian People's Army Theatre. She worked as a designer at the József Attila Theatre (1956-1966), the National Theatre (1966-1987) and the Hungarian State Opera (1987-1991). In 1991 she joined the Budapest Chamber Theatre, first as a designer, and later becoming chief designer. She taught in the costume design department of the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts for four years, and also regularly did design work for Hungarian films and television dramas. She also participated in solo and joint exhibitions in the Hungarian National Gallery, the Hall of Art and the Castle Theatre in Budapest, as well as in Vienna, Prague, Tokyo and Újvidék (Novi Sad).