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.
László Dés was born in Budapest in 1954. He attended the Zoltán Kodály School of Voice and Music and later studied piano. He continued his music education at the Béla Bartók Conservatory, where he studied clarinet (1971-1973), and then in saxophone in the jazz department of the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy (1973-1976). He participated in many music groups throughout the '70s both as a founder and member, including Dimenzió I, the Supergroup, Dimenzió II, the Budapest Big Band, Trio Stendhal, Jazz+Az and the Dés Septet. Together with his various ensembles, he appeared at numerous jazz festivals, including in Újvidék (Novi Sad), Wrocław, the Swedish city of Umeå, Pozsony (Bratislva), New Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore, Innsbruck, the Finnish town of Kajaani, Paris and Berlin. He has received numerous awards and recognitions over the course of his career, including the eMeRTon Award (1988) the Ferenc Liszt Awar (1991), the Film Critics' Award for best film music of the year (1994, for his work on Sose halunk meg [“We Never Die”] and Anna filmje [“Anna's Film”]), the Golden Giraffe Award presented by the Association of Hungarian Record Companies (1994, 1999, 2000, 2001), the Artisjus Jenő Huszka Award (1994, 1995), the Theatre Critics' Award for best musical piece (1996, for The Jungle Book), the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (1996), the Pro Budapest award, the Hungarian Jazz Award (2003) and the Kossuth Prize (2007), and was also named an Artist of Merit in 2003.