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.
Budapest-born singer Nóra Ducza graduated from the Zoltán Kodály Hungarian Choir School, where Ilonka Adorján was her voice teacher, and then later continued her vocal studies as a private student of Zsolt Bende. She studied at the Bartók Béla Music Conservatory in the solo voice department, and then later at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music's Pedagogical Institute. Between 2004 and 2006, she studied acting, speech technique and stage movement at the Új (New) Theatre's Studio. Starting in 2005, she continued her studies in solo voice as a student of Mária Temesi at the University of Szeged's Faculty of Arts. After earning her diploma, she won admittance to the Richard Strauss Konservatorium in Munich, where she received post-graduate training in opera under Krisztina Laki and in the “song department” under Donald Sulzen. She has participated in master classes with numerous artists, including courses led by Walter C. Moore, György Vashegyi, Júlia Hamari, Yevgeny Nesterenko, Sylvia Sass, Adrienne Csengery, Éva Marton and Ionel Pantea. She has reached the finals, and also placed, in numerous competitions, and has also won several scholarships over the years. She made her debut at the Hungarian State Opera in 2007, in the role of Barbarina (in Le Nozze di Figaro).
Education and training: Zoltán Kodály Hungarian Choir School, Budapest Béla Bartók Conservatory, Budapest Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music's Budapest Pedagogical Institute Új (New) Theatre Studio, Budapest University of Szeged Faculty of Arts Richard Strauss Konservatorium, Munich Teachers: Ildikó Lengyel, Ilona Adorján, Zsolt Bende, Kornélia Lorenz, Brigitta Kovács, Zsuzsanna Forrai, Dr. Mária Temesi, Krisztina Laki Katalin Schultz (2011-) Master classes: Walter C. Moore, Claus Ocker, Irena Baar, Judit Kővári, Jeanne Henny, György Vashegyi, Leopold Spitzer, Júlia Hamari, Yevgeny Nesterenko, Dr. Mária Temesi, Sylvia Sass, Adrienne Csengery, Magda Nádor, Éva Marton, Ionel Pantea, Krisztina Laki, Nikolaus Hillebrant, Donald Sulzen, Katalin Schultz, Miklós Király, Dénes Gulyás
Competitions: Singing Competition for “Magyar Song”, Budapest: second place (2003) Mária Gyurkovics Memorial Competition: third place and the special prize from Vienna's Collegium Hungaricum (2003) József Simándy Singing Competition: second place (2004) Second International Oratorio Competition: Zoltán Kodály Special Prize (2007)
Awards and recognitions: Sidney Leon Scholarship, London (2002) The Rotary Club Sopron-Pannónia's scholarship (2006-2007)
Principal roles:Prose: T. Bernhard: Johanna - A Party for Boris G. Csáth: Foreign Maid - Janika F. G. Lorca: First and Second Young Lady - Yerma Mari Nagy: Actor - First of May Opera and operetta: J. S. Bach: Lieschen - Coffee Cantata A. Dvořák: Kitchen Boy - Rusalka B. Galuppi: Dorina - Il caffè di campagna J. Gay: Polly - The Beggar's Opera C. W. Gluck / F. Anger: Electra - Agamemnon's Children J. Haydn: Grilletta, Volpino - Lo speziale J. Haydn: Gasparina - La canterina J. Haydn: Clorinda - Il mondo della luna P. Kacsoh: Iluska - John the Valiant I. Kálmán: Fedora - The Circus Princess F. Lehár: Sylviane - The Merry Widow W. A. Mozart: Arminda - La finta giardiniera W. A. Mozart: Bastienne - Bastien und Bastienne W. A. Mozart: Despina - Così fan tutte W. A. Mozart: Barbarina, Susanna - Le Nozze di Figaro W. A. Mozart: First Lady, Papagena - The Magic Flute P. Németh: Sissi - Sissi, Queen of the Hungarians J. Offenbach: Theodorine - L'île de Tulipatan G. B. Pergolesi: Serpina - La serva padrona H. Purcell: Belinda - Dido and Aeneas G. Rossini: Isolier - Le compte Ory G. Rossini: Clorinda - La Cenerentola J. Strauss: Barbara - Eine Nacht in Venedig M. Szilágyi : Eszter - The Siege Opera G. Ph. Telemann: Vespetta - Pimpinone G. Verdi: Annina - La traviata A. Vivaldi: Gilade - Farnace R. Zandonai: Samaritana - Francesca da Rimini Oratorios: J. S. Bach: Mary Magdalene - Easter Oratorio G. F. Händel: Aci - Aci, Galatea e Polifemo G. F. Händel: Angel - La resurrezione G. F. Händel: Philistine Woman, Israelite Woman, Virgin - Samson G. F. Händel: Jael - Deborah G. F. Händel: Michal - Saul G. F. Händel: Israelite Woman - Esther J. Haydn: Eve, Gabriel - The Creation H. Schütz: Angel - Christmas Story