Hungarian animation in Tehran
The 11th Tehran International Animation Festival (TIAF) was held from 3 to 7 March 2019. A member of the jury was Ferenc Mikulás, a non-academic member of HAA. A Hungarian delegation was also present at TIAF comprising of personalities from HAA, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME), the Media Council of NMHH (National Media and Infocommunications Authority) and Kecskemétfilm studio, which is the originator and main organiser of the Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (KAFF).
Les Indes galantes
With Les Indes galantes by Jean-Philippe Rameau, president of HAA, György Vashegyi – along with his Orfeo Orchestra and Purcell Choir – makes a further dazzling addition to their Glossa series of French dramatic masterpieces from the Baroque, and in the company of a luxurious line-up of vocal soloists. The ballet héroïque recorded at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall of Müpa Budapest, Hungary, on 25–27 February 2018.
Exhibition of David Lynch at Műcsarnok
The photographs of the world-famous American independent movie director, screenwriter, painter and musician, David Lynch can be seen at Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), the institution of HAA as the opening exhibition of the Budapest Photo Festival (BPF), the biggest photography event in Hungary held for the third time in 2019. During the time of the exhibition (1 March – 2 June) there are a number of exclusive programs and guided tours by well-known experts all organized by Műcsarnok.
Hungarian director at Kosice State Theatre
Hungarian director and regular member of HAA's Section of Theatric Arts, Viktor Nagy has directed the performance of Giuseppe Verdi's four-act opera, Otello based upon Shakespeare's play at the Kosice State Theatre. The premiere took place on 22 February 2019 and on the invitation of Karol Kevický, the director of the Kosice State Theatre President of HAA, György Vashegyi and Secretary-General of HAA, Tamás Gergely Kucsera visited the town. The production work has been made possible by means of a Slovak and Hungarian cooperation. The costume designer has been Erzsébet Rátkai, a regular member of HAA.