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.
Tibor Bogányi pursued his studies at the world-famous Sibelius Academy in Finland. His professors were Jorma Panula and Leif Segerstam. During his academy years, he studied as a guest student at the Conservatoire de Paris, with the professional support of János Fürst. In 2002 he made a prominent name for himself internationally by being named the principal conductor of the Turku Symphony Orchestra at age 28. In 2013 he started his sixth season as the principal conductor and music director of Finland's Lappeenranta City Orchestra and his third as the principal conductor of the Pannon Philharmonic. Bogányi's style is typified by artistic diversity and virtuosic interpretation; he moves at an outstanding level in the worlds of both the operatic and symphonic repertoire, collaborating with the world's leading orchestras and artists. In recent seasons, he has conducted such orchestras as the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Durban's Kwa Zulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. He has also collaborated with recognised soloists, including Andrei Gavrilov, Ilya Gringolts, Zoltán Kocsis, Gergely Bogányi, Barnabás Kelemen, Kristóf Baráti, Gary Hoffman, Miklós Perényi and Dénes Várjon, as well as conducting several youth orchestras over the course of his career, of which the Finnish Sibelius Academy Symphonic Orchestra stands out. Between 1999 and 2002 he served as artistic director of the VIVO Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. During the years in Finland, which were critical to his career, he also conducted the country's outstanding orchestras, such as the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Orchestra, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra. His repertoire extends from the classics to the grand choral works and oratorios and to ballet. In 2006 he successfully premiered Mozart's Così fan tutte at the Finnish National Opera, followed by Verdi's La traviata and Macbeth in 2009 and Mozart's Don Giovanni in 2010. He has conducted Bizet's Carmen, Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and all of Bartók's dramatic works. In 2014 he made his debut at the Hungarian State Opera with Boito's Mefistofele and Puccini's Tosca. Bogányi has collaborated on countless radio and TV recording, and is an active cellist in addition to his work as a conductor, and regularly performs concerts both in Hungary and abroad. In recognition of his outstanding work, he was awarded the Hungarian Gold Cross of Merit, civil division, in 2017.