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.
Christian Badea is just as well known as a symphonic conductor as he is for his work in opera. He has conducted nearly every major orchestra in the world's most renowned concert halls. Mentored by Herbert von Karajan, over the course of his decades-long career he has worked with such famous artists as Leonard Bernstein, Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Yefim Bronfman, Shlomo Mintz, Mitsuko Uchida and Gerhard Oppitz. Famous singers he has had the chance to partner with include Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Bryn Terfel, Natalie Dessay, Simon Keenlyside and Thomas Hampson while also working alongside directors like Stefan Herheim, Bruce Beresford, David Pountney, Franco Zeffirelli, Andrei Serban and Keith Warner. He is a recurring guest at the most important venues in international opera life – having conducted more than 160 performances at New York's Metropolitan Opera, including a number of live international simulcasts. In North America, he has worked on productions of opera companies in Houston, Dallas, Toronto, Montreal, Baltimore and Detroit, and in Europe at the Wiener Staatsoper, Covent Garden, Munich's Bayerische Staatsoper, as well as making guest appearances at the opera houses of Hamburg, Genoa, Brussels, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Turin, Bologna and Lyon. His opera repertoire includes more than 80 works, ranging from pieces by Mozart, Strauss, Wagner, Verdi, Puccini and Mussorgsky all the way to the 20th century, with works by artists like Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Berg and Samuel Barber.