It has been 25 years since a student of the Music Academy first walked the boards of the Erkel Theatre in 1989 in the role of Juliette in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette. The perfromance of Andrea Rost created a huge sensation and soon set her off on a campaign of international conquests that took het to the opera houses of Vienna, Paris, London, Milan, Munich, Berlin, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. The soprano now takes to the stage in her always favoured surroundings of the Erkel Theatre to sing a programme of works she has compiled herself, in the company of some of her closest colleagues.
It has been 40 years since one of the most outstanding figures in Hungarian ballet, Gyula Harangozó Sr. (1908 – 1974). He is acknowledged as a genius character dancer even four decades after his death. His characteristic esay steps, his facial expressions and ideas were all engraved in the memories of those who were lucky enough to see him. Coppelia, Promenade Music, Shéhérazade and The Miraculous Mandarin are all treasures in the history of Hungarian ballet that must be preserved. The company of the Hungarian National Ballet wishes to commemorate the Master, who passed away 40 years ago, with the Coppelia series of the 2014/15 season.