The Hungarian National Ballet, the 136-year-old official ballet company of the Hungarian State Opera, announces an online audition upon invitation for soloists and corps de ballet with contracts starting from 15 July 2020 or 1 October for soloists, and 15 July 2020 for corps de ballet (depending on the applicants’ work visa requirements). Applications by classically trained, professional male and female ballet dancers are welcome. Outstanding technique and qualities are a must.
Beginning with 1 July, guided tours are available again at the Opera House. English language tours take place daily at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Tours in Hungarian are offered at 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.
Dear Visitors and Customers,
The management of the Hungarian State Opera would like to express their gratitude (also on behalf of the sales team) for the patience and understanding shown by their customers in the past weeks and without whom the institute would have no future. The artists and employees of the Opera are determined to do their best to reward all the love and trust once the epidemic is over.
Alain Guingal regularly conducts at the most important opera houses in France. He was Musical Director of the Opéra Grand Avignon from 1975 to 1981. There he conducted, among others, Der Fliegende Holländer, Thaïs, Simon Boccanegra, and La traviata. He frequently appears on prestigious international stages, including Opéra National de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Washington National Opera, Teatro Real in Madrid and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. In Italy he has conducted on the podium of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and Teatro San Carlo di Napoli. His recent engagements include Manon at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, La forza del destino, La Gioconda and Aida at the Opera Royal de Wallonie in Liège, La traviata and Roberto Devereux at the Opéra de Marseille, Werther in Las Palmas, Les contes d’Hoffmann in Bilbao, Mireille at the Opéra de Toulon, Don Quichotte and Werther in Tokyo, Thaïs in Oviedo, Lakmé at the Opera de Nice, Les Pécheurs de perles at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago del Cile, Manon at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Carmen at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli and in Avignon. During the last seasons he conducted acclaimed productions of Thais at Teatro Municipal de São Paulo, Simon Boccanegra, Madama Butterfly and Mireille at Opéra Grand Avignon, Donizetti’s Poliuto at Opéra de Marseille, Auber’s La Muette de Portici at Teatro Petruzelli in Bari, Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Lucia di Lammermoor at Opéra de Marseille, Carmen at Festival d’Opéra de Avenches and Rigoletto in Antibes.