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.
Chorus singer, vocal coach, Chorus Singer of the Season (2013/2014)
Zsuzsanna Bazsinka pursued her education at Budapest's Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music as a student of József Simándy and Éva Andor. She has been a soloist at the Hungarian State Opera since 1989, when she made her debut there by jumping in to sing the female principal role of Silvana in Respighi's opera La Fiamma. She has signed with numerous German opera houses, having been a member of the companies of the Karlsruhe, Leipzig and Essen operas, and has made guest appearances in Dresden, Hannover, Luxembourg, France, Sweden, Slovakia, Roma and Japan. In Hungary, she has sung at the theatres of Szeged, Miskolc and Debrecen, and audiences have had the opportunity to hear her perform as a concert singer in the country's foremost concert halls. Her repertoire includes more than 60 operas, ranging in period from the baroque to the 20th century. She has won numerous awards and honours: she received the Mihály Székely Commemorative Plaque in 2006, became the first winner of the Júlia Osváth Award in 2008 and an Artist of Merit in 2009, also winning the György Melis Award in that same year. Also in 2009, she received the “Loyalty to the Homeland” Cross of Merit from the World Federation of Certified Hungarian Freedom Fighters. Her principal roles include Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Marguerite (Faust), Mimì (La bohème), Liù (Turandot), the title roles in Manon Lescaut and Daphne, Cio-Cio-san (Madama Butterfly), Gilda (Rigoletto), Violetta (La traviata), Elena (I vespri siciliani), Leonora (La forza del destino), Chrysothemis (Elektra), Melinda (Bánk bán) and Erzsébet Szilágyi (Hunyadi László).