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.
Szabolcs Brickner first obtained a degree in clarinet at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music before going on to earn another diploma in voice there. He then continued his studies in the master's programme at Augsburg's Hochschule für Musik, graduating with the highest honours achievable in Germany. He further developed his vocal skills alongside Nicolai Gedda, Renata Scotto, Robert Holl, Júlia Hamari, Brigitte Fassbaender. The winner of both the Mihaly Székely and József Simándy national singing competitions, he also took second place at the Ferruccio Tagliavini International Singing Competition and, in 2008, first prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Singing Competition. He regularly performs in concerts with Hungary's leading orchestras, in addition to making appearances at numerous concerts and festivals abroad, including under the batons of Helmut Rilling, Kazushi Ono, Nicola Luisotti, Valery Gergiev and Christopher Warren-Green. Internationally, he has sung us a guest soloist at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Oper Frankfurt and Nationaltheater Weimar.