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.
Alfred von Wolzogen
(1823-1883) Alfred von Wolzogen was a German theatre director and writer. He started studying law in 1841, first in Berlin, and later in Heidelberg, before starting his apprenticeship in 1844 and then going on to work in Potsdam. During the revolutions of 1848, he was called to military service several times. His first wife, Elisabeth Schinckel, was the daughter of the architect Friedrich Schinckel. After her premature death (in 1851), Wolzogen travelled a great deal, visiting Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, England, the Netherlands and Belgium. Together with his second wife, Harriet Anne Houssemayne du Boulay, he later settled in Berlin, where he worked for the Interior Ministry, which later reassigned him to work in Breslau (now the Polish city of Wrocław). There he started writing theatre reviews for the Breslauer Zeitung in 1959. In 1867, his old university friend Gustav zu Putlitz resigned from his post as intendant of the Schwerin court theatre and suggested that Wolzongen serve as his replacement. Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II duly appointed Wolzogen to head the theatre, which he led until it burned down in 1882. Wolzogen lived for less than a year afterwards. He regularly wrote reviews and polemical essays (Über Theater und Musik, 1860) and biographies (Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient, 1862; Rafael Santi, sein Leben und seine Werke, 1865, etc.) and published a volume of Schiller's correspondence (Schillers Beziehungen zu Eltern und Geschwistern und zu der Familie v. Wolzogen, 1858), a history of his family (such as the comedies Geschichte des Reichsfreiherrlich von Wolzogenschen Geschlechts, 1859), political texts, travel literature and minor stage plays (Nur kein Ridicül and Die glückliche Braut, the historical dramas in verse Blanche, Sophia Dorothea and Fürstin Orsini, and the humoresques Die Unke and Lor). He devoted much time and effort to Shakespeare, the great tragedies of Grabbe, and to Bjørnson and Ibsen. With painstaking care, he also staged the music dramas of Richard Wagner.