Following several open-air programmes, musical life is resuming at the Hungarian State Opera – outdoors. On 19 August 2020, the eve of the National Holiday, the park surrounding the new venue called Eiffel Art Studios will host a massive gala programme featuring the artists of the Hungarian State Opera and one of the most popular tenors of our time: Jonas Kaufmann.
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.
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.
Musical life is resuming at the Eiffel Art Studios – outdoors. The park surrounding the Art Studios will host a massive gala programme featuring the artists of the Hungarian State Opera and one of the most popular tenors of our time: Jonas Kaufmann.
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.
Italian baritone Alberto Gazale studied at the Conservatorio di Verona Felice Dall'Abaco, where, among all of his teachers, Carlo Bergonzi exerted a particularly great influence on him. The winner of numerous international competitions, he made his debut at the Arena di Verona in its 1998 season-opening performance of Un ballo in maschera. He has appeared in more than 70 roles in the world's most prestigious concert halls and opera houses, with a repertoire that ranges from Monteverdi to Luigi Dallapiccola, although his speciality is primarily the operas of the late 19th century and Verdi. Over the course of his career, he has worked with numerous orchestras and a great many opera houses, and has taken the stage all over the world, including at Milan's La Scala, the Wiener Staatsoper, New York's Carnegie Hall, Deutsche Opera Berlin, Madrid's Teatro Real, Opernhaus Zürich, the Athenian concert hall the Megaron, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Israel Opera, the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Parma's Teatro Regio, the Arena di Verona, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Turin's Teatro Regio and Venice's Teatro La Fenice. On these stages, he has featured in productions of Attila, La traviata, Il trovatore, Un ballo in maschera, Aida, Rigoletto, Macbeth, Otello, La bohème, Madama Butterfly, Cavalleria rusticana, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Faust, Werther and other operas. He is a recurring guest at La Scala, where he has appeared in productions of Macbeth, Rigoletto, Il trovatore, Madama Butterfly, Andrea Chénier, and Otello, as well as Dallapiccola's work Ulisse, and he has also joined several of the Milanese theatre's tours to Japan. At the Wiener Staatsoper, he has sung in productions of La traviata, Nabucco, La forza del destino and Tosca. He has collaborated with such conductors as Gary Bertini, Roberto Rizzi Brignoli, Riccardo Chailly, James Conlon, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Oren and Carlo Rizzi. His recent engagements include a Tel Aviv production of Nabucco conducted by Daniel Oren, performances of Andrea Chénier in Beijing and Genoa, and both Aida and Nabucco in Cagliari. He has also sung in Cavalleria rusticana at the Macerata Opera Festival, in Rigoletto at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, as well as in Simon Boccanegra in the Hong Kong tour of Turin's Teatro Regio. His roles for the 2017/18 season comprised Lescaut in Manon Lescaut at Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre, the Count di Luna in Il trovatore at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari and on a tour of Tokyo, the title role of Gianni Schicchi in Las Palmas, along with a part in Puccini's Messa di Gloria at the Torre del Lago Puccini Festival. Upcoming engagements include singing Giorgio Germont in La traviata at the Macerata Opera Festival, Escamillo in Carmen at the Arena di Verona, Jago in Otello in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv's 2018 Opera Open festival, Scarpia in Tosca at Finland's Savonlinna Opera Festival, the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and Genoa's Teatro Carlo Felice, as well as the title roles of Falstaff in the theatres of Brescia, Cremona, Bergamo, Pavia and Como, Simon Boccanegra at Müpa Budapest and and Genoa's Teatro Carlo Felice, Rigoletto in Bologna, and also the role of Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana in Bari.