Hungarian National Ballet Presents New Laurencia Production: 'Rebel Against A Spanish Tyrant'

  • 3 Mar 2020 8:34 AM
Hungarian National Ballet Presents New Laurencia Production: 'Rebel Against A Spanish Tyrant'
The new Hungarian National Ballet production is an opulent, spectacular and truly – in the positive sense of the word – theatrical ballet: scorching hot emotions and movements bursting with explosive power, in which classical steps are intertwined with fiery Spanish rhythms.

Following a hiatus of almost 50 years, Laurencia returns to the stage of the Erkel Theatre with a revised and fresh choreography by Michael Messerer.

The dramatic story inspired by Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna unfurls amidst virtuoso solos and duets, harmonious ensembles, and exciting crowd scenes: the community rises up against the blind, aggressive authority for forcefully putting an end to a dawning love.

The original choreography was created by the Vakhtang Chabukiani. The music is an example of the close cooperation between the original creators: Alexander Krein supported all efforts of writing a choreography that followed the traditions of Romantic Russian ballet.

Chabukiani’s choreography was rejuvenated by Michael Messerer, with costume designer Nóra Rományi and set designer István Rózsa reimagining the original plans of Vadim Ryndin for this magnificent performance featuring Étoiles of the Hungarian National Ballet: Tatiana Melnik and Aliya Tanykpayeva in the title role.

The Hungarian State Opera Orchestra is conducted by internationally renowned guest conductor Pavel Sorokin.

Dates and times:
Premiere: Friday, 6 March, 7 pm

Further dates:
Saturday, 7 March, 11 am, 7 pm
Sunday, 8 March, 11 am, 7 pm
Wednesday, 11 March, 7 pm
Thursday, 12 March, 7 pm

HUF 2,000 - 9,500

Erkel Theater
1087 Budapest, II. János Pál pápa tér 30.

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