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.
Born in 1976 in Marosvásárhely (Târgu Mureș), Sándor Balla studied at that city's High School of the Arts before enrolling first at Transilvania University in Brassó (Braşov) to study clarinet under Daniel Theodoru, and later in the voice programme at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca), where his teacher was Alexandru Fărcaş. In 1998, he joined the chorus at Opera Braşov, moving on in 2000 to the Târgu Mureș State Philharmonic Orchestra, where he sang both as a soloist and a chorus member. He remained there until 2006, when he signed as a soloist with the Elena Teodorini Opera in Craiova. He is a member of the company of the Hungarian Opera of Cluj-Napoca. He has taken part in courses run by Corneliu Murgu, Mariana Nicolesvo and Gheorghe Roşu, as well as in concerts and tours in Austria, Germany, France and the United States. His principal roles include Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor), Fiorello (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Boccaccio (Suppee's Giovanni Boccaccio), the title role of Falstaff, Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Silvio (Pagliacci), Malatesta (Don Pasquale).