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.
A native of Åland, Finnish tenor Dan Karlström graduated from the Business School of Åbo Academy before starting his singing studies at the Sibelius-Academy. Later on he has been working with Prof. Herbert Brauer and attended master classes with Jaakko Ryhänen, Tom Krause, Prof. Gerhard Kahry, Alberto Zedda, Irina Gavrilovic, among others. He joined the opera studio in 1996 and performed various roles at the Skaala Chamber Opera and at the Swedish Theatre Helsinki. He has held positions at the Schillertheater in Gelsenkirchen and the Staatstheater Darmstadt. An ensemble member of the Leipzig Opera since 2002, he has been performing in La traviata, Madame Butterfly, Parsifal, Le nozze di Figaro, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Die Zauberflöte, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Blaubart, Orpheus in der Unterwelt, Der Zigeunerbaron, Jesus Christ Superstar, La rondine, Die Meistersinger and many others. The most recent new roles are The Dwarf by Zemlinsky at Chemnitz Opera and Luzio in Das Liebesverbot by Wagner in Leipzig. Guest engagements in Germany have taken him to Wiesbaden, Erfurt, Münster, Weimar, Chemnitz and the Komische Oper Berlin. In Finland, he often performs at the Savonlinna Opera Festival (Faust, Tristan und Isolde, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Carmen) and at the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, including such parts as Tobias (Sweeney Todd), Pedrillo, and Yonas (Adriana Mater). Dan Karlström has been working with such conductors as Marc Albrecht, Ralf Weikert, Ascher Fisch and Mikko Franck and such directors as Peter Sellars, Claus Guth, Robert Carson, Dietrich Hillsdorf and Fransisco Negrin. As a concert singer, his repertoire includes Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium, Händel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and Krönungsmesse, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle and Orff’s Carmina Burana, among others. He has also made recordings for radio, television and CD.