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.
Csaba Antal graduated with a degree in structural engineering from the Budapest Technical University, but turned to designing sets and costumes in 1976. He spent the following academic year at the Prague Academy of Applied Arts studying set construction and design with the world-famous Czech designer and professor Josef Svoboda. Antal was the designer for the Szigligeti Theatre in Szolnok from 1980 until 1987, when he moved on to Budapest's Katona József Theatre. He also works at several other theatres both in Hungary and abroad. His work is characterised by a precise construction of the dramatic space, the use of mutually complementary natural elements and lighting effects, and the greatest possible expression of the thoughts and emotions in the dramatic work. His educational activities both in Hungary and abroad have also been considerable: he started teaching at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen in 1988 and has been an instructor at the University of Theatre and Film Art in Budapest since 1990. Recognitions for his work include the Jászai Mari Award (1991) and the Sándor Hevesi Award (2000). He frequently takes part in exhibitions both in Hungary and internationally. At the Hungarian State Opera, his designs have appeared in productions of Berg's Wozzeck (1992), Britten's Peter Grimes (1999) and The Turn of the Screw (2004), Richard Strauss's Elektra (2007) and Boito's Mefistofele (2010).