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.
Astor Piazzolla was an Argentine composer, conductor and the creator of tango nuevo. He spent his childhood in New York, where he started to play music on the bandoneon he received from his father. He also met the tango legend Carlos Gardel and started to take lessons in classical piano from the Hungarian-born Béla Wilda, a former student of Rachmaninoff's. After the family's return to Argentina in 1937, Piazzolla began to play in various orchestras, clubs and cabarets, and also composed music. At the advice of Arthur Rubinstein, he pursued classical academic training from composer Alberto Ginastrera. In the early 1950s, Piazzolla wrote several orchestra and chamber works, including Rapsodía porteña (1952), the Buenos Aires Symphony (1953), which won him professional recognition, as well as Sinfonietta (1954), for which he received an award. In 1954, a scholarship took him to Paris to study with Nadia Boulanger, who encouraged him to develop his own musical language. Returning home to Argentina, he founded the Octeto Buenos Aires ensemble (composed of two bandoneonists, two violinists, and one musician on each double bass, cello, piano and electric guitar), with whom he played a new interpretationi fo tango music, thus creating Tango Nuevo. While Argentina was under a military dictatorship (1976-1983), Piazzolla resided in Italy. Both jazz and the music of Johann Sebastian Bach continued to influence him throughout his entire life. He wrote more than 300 tangos and nearly 50 film scores. Piazzolla's oeuvre incorporated both tango and the bandoneon into the realm of classical music.