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.
Born in Budapest in 1936, László Csurka was expelled from the University of Theatre and Film Arts in 1955. After working as a supernumerary at the Csiky Gergely Theatre in Kaposvár until 1958, he acted at Budapest's Déryné Theatre from 1958 until 1995, and was also a member of the companies of the National Theatre (1959-2000) and the Hungarian Theatre of Pest (2000-2012). Since then, he has performed in pieces at the New Theatre, the National Theatre and the Erkel Theatre. He has also performed in numerous films and television dramas, and is in great demand as a voice-over artist. On the radio, he is best known for his portrayal of Laci on the serial drama The Szabó Family. A winner of the Jászai Mari Award (1988), the Phoenix Award (2006) and the Ferenc Sík Commemorative Ring (2008), he was named an eternal member of the National Theatre in 2004 and an Artist of Merit in 2013.