The Hungarian State Opera and Hungarian National Ballet are to make their US debuts at the David H. Koch Theater in New York, it has been announced.
According to Szilveszter Ókovács, General Director of the Hungarian State Opera, 350 singers, dancers and musicians will take over the David H. Koch Theater for two weeks when the Hungarian State Opera and Hungarian National Ballet perform between October 30th and November 11th.
Special programs have been created to feature a series of US premieres and new productions. Guests will include locals, expats and VIPs welcomed throughout the course of the two-week event.
The first week will feature the Hungarian State Opera in US 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 will see two full length ballets including the US premieres of Swan Lake and Don Quixote, plus a third program of contemporary dance classics by Hans van Manen.
The 100-member strong Hungarian State Opera Orchestra will play live for all performances during the entire two-week event.
What’s more, the Hungarian State Opera and Hungarian National Ballet will host a gala performance on Sunday, November 4th at 8 pm.