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.
Born in 1974, Ildikó Cserna started her education at Városmajor High School and the Béla Bartók Conservatory (under voice teacher Brigitta Kovács). At the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, she first earned a degree in voice and art pedagogy as a student of Márta Ónody's and then went on to take a degree in operatic voice in 2000 after studying under Dénes Gulyás and Ádám Medveczky in the course headed by Balázs Kovalik. She has won prizes at several singing competitions as well as the Annie Fischer Scholarship, and has released six CDs so far under the Hungaroton label. She has made many international appearances, including at festivals in Austria, Lithuania, Italy, the Netherlands, Armenia, Belgium, Germany and the Canary Islands (in Las Palmas and Tenerife), as well as in the United States. At Finland's Savonlinna Opera Festival in July 2011, she gave several highly acclaimed performances as Queen Elisabeth in Verdi's Don Carlo. She has served as the vocal coach in the Liszt Academy's folk music department since autumn 2012. Her 2015 portrayal of the Honeycoat Fairy in Zsófia Tallér's opera Leander and Linseed at the Erkel Theatre was praised by the critics. Since autumn 2015 she has been employed in the drama department of Budapest's Vienna Conservatory helping acting students develop their vocal skills and artistic expressiveness. She won the Artisjus Award and the Margit Szilvássy Commemorative Plaque in 1999 and the Ferenc Liszt Award in 2005.