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.
(1761-1820) Italian librettist Angelo Anelli received a classical academic education at the University of Padua, where he studied literature and law. Between 1808 and 1816, he served as a professor of forensic rhetoric in Milan, and later as one of judicial procedure in Pavia. Between 1793 and 1817, he was the theatre poet for Milan's La Scala. During this time, he wrote more than 40 librettos. His libretto Griselda was set to music by Niccolò Piccini, while Stefano Pavesi employed his Ser Marcantonio, which was also used by Giovanni Ruffini in creating the libretto for Donizetti's Don Pasquale. However, he also wrote for other composers, such as Domenico Cimarosa, Jan Ladislav Dussek and Johann Simon Mayr. In his libretto L'italiana in Algeri, for which both Luigi Mosca and Rossini wrote music, one can find references to his interest in freemasonry, and the work also shows how Anelli readily used stories from real life in his librettos. He frequently issued his librettos under one of his pseudonyms: Lauro Fifferi, Marco Landi, P. Latanzio, Nicolo Liprandi, Tomasso Menucci, Giovanni Scannamusa and Gasparo Scopabirba.