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Sep 15, 2016

Hungarian National Ballet announces new season of shows

With over 120 performances throughout the season, fans are offered a wide selection of popular repertoire pieces and new productions at the Opera House and the Erkel Theatre

The Hungarian National Ballet has announced its 2016-17 season.

With over 120 performances throughout the season, fans of classical ballet and contemporary dance performances are offered a wide selection in popular repertoire pieces and new productions at the Opera House and the Erkel Theatre in Budapest.

The repertoire includes classic ballets like Rudi van Danztig’s Swan Lake, John Cranko’s Onegin and Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, all of which premiered in recent years whereas all-time Tchaikovsky favorite The Nutcracker got a facelift by Wayne Eagling and ballet director Tamás Solymosi last year.

The new productions of the season are Michael Messerer’s interpretation of the classic Petipa choreography of Don Quixote, and Anna-Marie Holmes’s Le corsaire in contribution with Tamás Solymosi, which will be presented at the Opera House for the first time.

The new season is a Hungarian Season at the Opera. On this occasion, and as part of the nationwide Bartók Season, a triple ballet performance entitled Bartók DanceTryptich will feature the classic The Miraculous Mandarin by László Seregi as well as the premieres of Dance Suite by Zsolt Juhász, and on the 100th anniversary of its world premiere, The Wooden Prince by Pál Frenák.

The world premiere of a more modern production, A Streetcar Named Desire by leading ballet master Marianna Venekei and composer László Dés will take place at the Erkel Theatre as the closure of the ballet season in summer 2017.

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