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Balázs Kovalik



Balázs Kovalik, born in Budapest, has studied Stage direction at the Bayerische Theaterakademie in Munich from 1993 to 1997. During this period there were played several of Kovalik's productions at the Prinzregententheater in Munich (Mephistopheles by Boitos and Herzog Blaubarts Burg by Bartók). With the latter representation he gave equally a guest performance at the opera in Kairo. 

Kovalik worked two other times on the staging of Blaubarts Burg: at the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest in 2001 and at the National Theatre Miskolc in the course of the International Festival of Opera. At the National Theatre in Szeged, at the Hungarian State Opera House and at Opera House in Bergen he directed Turandot by Puccini. Furthermore he directed Eugen Onegin by Tschaikowsky in Schwerin at the State Theatre of Mecklenburg. This opus has also been represented in course of the Festival of Opera in Miskolc as well as at the Hungarina State Opera House .

Moreover one could see his production of György Ligeti's "Le grand macabre", Britten's "Peter Grimes" and "The turn of the screw" in Budapest. Besides he stage-managed quite a Mozart-Marathon with the Da Ponte operas in course of the Spring festival in Budapest. In 2007 he took over the artistic administration at the Hungarian State Opera House and achieved a good reputation with the productions of "Elektra" by Strauss, Beethoven's "Fidelio" and "Xerxes" by Händel. Since 1997 he is a teacher at the Franz List Music Academy in Budapest.

Balázs Kovalik received many prices, amongst others the Kálmán-Nádasdy award, the László-Vámos award and, in 2002 and 2006, the „special prize of the Theatre Critics Society“.

Lastly he directed Haydn's "Philemon and Baucis" in course of the Budapest Spring Festvials. During the season 2009/2010 he stage-managed Puccini's "La Bohème" at the Prinzregententheater in Munich as well as the debut performance of Peter Eötvös' “Die Tragödie des Teufels“ at the Bayerische Staatsoper. In May he debuted with the stage direction of „Katja Kabanowa“according to Nikolaj Ostrowskij at the Opera House in Bonn.


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