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.
Slovakian-Hungarian soprano Mária Celeng commenced her studies at the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest as a student of Mária Fekete and continued them at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music under the guidance of Júlia Pászthy before later earning her master's degree at the Hochschule für Musik and Theater München, where she studied under Gabriele Fuchs. She has been making guest appearances at performances at Müpa Budapest since 2009, having sung there under the direction of György Vashegyi, Zoltán Kocsis, János Kovács and Ádám Fischer. In 2011, she sang the role of Araspe in Balázs Kovalik's production of Hasse's opera Didone abbandonata at the Prinzregententheater in Munich and the Chateau de Versailles, and also returned to the Prinzregententheater the following year to sing the title role of The Cunning Little Vixen. In the 2012/13 season, she made her Hungarian State Opera House debut as Adele in Die Fledermaus and Iluska in John the Valiant. In that same year, she sang Tebaldo in Don Carlos at the Salzburg Festival under the baton Antonio Pappano. She has been a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper Opera Studio since the 2013/14 season, and made her debuts as Barbarino (Le nozze di Figaro), Inez (Il trovatore) and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) in 2013. In a 2014 production with the Opera Studio, she made a triumphant appearance in the title role of Bohumil Martinù's opera Mirandolina in Munich's Cuvilliés-Theatre. Her portrayal of the character of Miriam in Erich Zeisl's opera Job at the Munich Opera Festival earned her the Festival Award from the Society of Friends of the Munich Opera Festival Foundation, and in 2014, she made a guest appearance in France's Théâtre antique d'Orange. The 2014/15 season saw her take the stage as Papagena and Euridice at the Bayerische Staatsoper, as Fiordiligi at the Hungarian State Opera and as Drusilla (in L'incoronazione di Poppea) at Milan's La Scala. She has represented Hungary as a finalist at both the Neue Stimmen and the Cardiff Singer of the World competitions.