04 Jul 2011
State Opera (Banská Bystrica)
The State opera in Banská Bytrica got its reputation thanks to staging world opera pieces in Slovak premieres e.g.: Gounod: Roméo et Juliette (1965), Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur (1985), Donizetti: La favorite (1992), Verdi: Aroldo (1993), Ernani (1999), Atilla (2005), Bellini: I puritani (2001) and less known opera pieces by Giacomo Puccini (Edgar, La rondine). The dramaturgy placed importance on presenting original opera pieces by Slovak composers as Tibor Andrašovan, Bartolomej Urbanec, Ilja Zelenka, Juraj Beneš, Igor Bázlik and the others.
The State Opera was invited to perform at many prestige Opera Festivals: Music festival in Bratislava, International music festival at Cyprus, International music festival “Janáčkovy Hukvaldy”, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Romania and Japan.