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.
Zita Váradi earned her diploma in solo voice and voice pedagogy at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in 1996, and worked as a soloist with the Csokonai National Theatre of Debrecen from 1995 before joining the Opera in 2001. She has taken part in master classes held by Paolo Montarsolo, Vera Rózsa, Júlia Hamari and Walter Berry. In 1995, she won the Ferenc Lehár International Operetta Competition in North Komárom (Komárno), and also took second place at the Katia Ricciarelli Singing Competition in Mantua. In 2003, she partnered with Gérard Depardieu to portray the Empress in Kodály's Háry János at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. She was named a Chamber Singer of the Hungarian State Opera for the 2012/13 season. Over the past years, her roles at the Opera have included Norina (in Donizetti's Don Pasquale), Adina (in the same composer's L'elisir d'amore), Susanna (Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro), Musetta (Puccini's La bohème), Clorinda (Rossini's La Cenerentola) and Adele (J. Strauss's Die Fledermaus). In 2016, she was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit.