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.
József Csapó pursued his education at the University of Pécs, studying solo voice and giving his solo graduation concert – as Hungary's sole countertenor – in 1996. Over the years, he has enhanced his skills with the assistance of renowned singers like Ashley Stafford and Alastair Thompson. He has been singing tenor roles since 2002. Although the backbone of his repertoire is composed primarily of oratorios, he is at home singing music from every era, from Monteverdi to Ligeti. His debut on the opera stage took place at the 2001 Budapest Spring Festival, when he sang the role of Medoro in Handel's opera Orlando with the Budapest Chamber Opera. He made his Hungarian State Opera debut in 2005 as the First Servant in Levente Gyöngyösi's The Stork Calif. Since then, he has taken part in the premieres of several opera premieres, including Zsófia Tallér's Leander and Linseed, Samu Gryllus's Two Women and Haydn's L'isola disabitata. Taking the stage at Müpa Budapest, he gave a memorable portrayal of Monsieur Taupe in Richard Strauss's Capriccio, with Zoltán Kocsis conducting. He sang the role of the Judge in both the Budapest and Berlin performances of Iván Fischer's Opera The Red Heifer and has appeared at the Wagner in Budapest Opera Festival several times to portray Eisslinger in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. As both a soloist and a member of the UniCum Laude Vocal Ensemble, he has made regular concert appearances in numerous countries abroad, including in Germany, Italy, France, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Malta, Romania, Japan and Taiwan.