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.
In receiving the renowned "BBC Singer of the World 2003 in Cardiff" award at the International Singing Competition, Finnish baritone Tommi Hakala has made an important step towards a truly promising international career. Tommi Hakala graduated from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with special distinction 1998. He has received the first Matti Salminen Grant in 1997 and was awarded the 1st prize at the national Merikanto Singing Competition in 2001. From 1998 to 2001 the young artist performed numerous leading roles in the ensemble of the Nuremberg Opera. His years at the Leipzig Opera 2001-2004 won him increasing renown for such parts as Wolfram, Posa, Germont, Ford, Conte Almaviva, Chorèbe (Les Troyens). Guest engagemants have included further perfomances in Nuremberg, and Leipzig, as well as at the Finnish National Opera (Guglielmo, Escamillo), Staatsoper Dresden (Guglielmo, Ford), Strasbourg (Ford), Kopenhagen (Posa, Wolfram), Tel Aviv (Silvio), De Vlaamse Opera (Danilo, Don Giovanni, Onegin), Teatro Real, Madrid (Carmina Burana, Szenen aus Goethes Faust), San Francisco and Atlanta (Conte), Savonlinna Opera Festival (Valentin, Silvio, Wolfram) and the Metropolitan Opera, New York (Valentin, Schaunard). Now he is member of the ensemble in the Finnish National Opera. Tommi Hakala has given concerts in many European cities as well as in the U.S.A. Further engagemants have included Orff: Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn: Paulus, Britten: War Requiem, Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes Faust, Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and 8th Symphony, Sibelius: Kullervo Symphony, Zemlinsky: Lyrische Sinfonie, Vaughn-Williams: Sea Symphony, James MacMillan: St.John's Passion to name a few. He has worked with conductors like Leif Segerstam, Okko Kamu, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Sakari Oramo, Osmo Vänskä, John Storgrds, Mikko Franck and like Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Michael Schnwandt, Friedemann Layer, Howard Arman, Axel Kober, Marc Albrecht, Dmitri Jurowski, Carlo Rizzi, Riccardo Frizza, Asher Fish, Bertrand de Billy, Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Colin Davis.