- 17 Apr 2018 3:59 PM
Three hundred and fifty singers, dancers and musicians from the Hungarian State Opera will take over the David H. Koch Theater for two weeks when the Hungarian State Opera and Hungarian National Ballet make their U.S. debuts, October 30 – November 11, 2018, in programs featuring a series of U.S. premieres and new productions.
The first week of the engagement features the Hungarian State Opera in U.S. premiere performances of Ferenc Erkel’s Bánk Bán and János Vajda's Mario and the Magician, as well as Karl Goldmark’s rarely seen The Queen of Sheba, and Béla Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle.
The second week features two full length ballets including the U.S. premieres of new productions of Swan Lake and Don Quixote, plus a third program of contemporary dance classics by Hans van Manen.
The Hungarian State Opera and Hungarian National Ballet will host a gala on Sunday, November 4, featuring a collection of music by Hungarian composers Béla Bartók, Ernő Dohnányi, Ferenc Erkel, Zoltán Kodály, Franz Liszt, and Leó Weiner; and dances including Hans van Manen’s Trois Gnossiennes, Marius Petipa’s pas de deux Le Corsaire, and András Lukács’s Whirling with music by Philip Glass.
More info: opera.hu