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.
Zsófia Balla was born in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca), After studying violin at the music high school there, she went on to graduate with a teaching degree from the city's music academy in 1972. Her first poems appeared in 1965, and she published her first volume of verse, Memories of Things, in 1986. She headed Kolozsvár's Gábor Gaál Literary Circle from 1978 until 1982, and also taught Hungarian folk music and the reading and writing of music in the town of Dés (Dej). Prevented from leaving Romania during the 1980s, she was also faced with a partial publishing ban. In 1984 and 1991, she received the Poetry Award of the Association of Romanian Writers. Between 1990 and 1994, she served as literary editor of the weeklies Family Mirror and The Week, and became a full member of the Association of Hungarian Writers in 1990 and a member of the editorial staff of the Pécs-based literary journal The Present Age. She has lived in Hungary since 1993. In 1997, she became a founding member of the Hungarian Society of Writers, and she has been a full member of the Széchenyi Academy of Literature and Arts since 2013. Since 2005, she has served as a hostess of regular poetry-recitation programmes at the Studio K Theatre. She has won numerous distinctions for her her work, including the Attila József Award (1996), the Palladium Award (2003) and the Artisjus Literary Award (2010). She was named a Laureate of the Republic of Hungary in 2008.