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.
The world famous coloratura soprano is best known for her performances of Mozart and Strauss operas, but also strongly identified with the bel canto revival. Edita Gruberova studied in her hometown of Bratislava, then in Vienna and Prague, finally making her professional debut as Rosina (Barber of Seville) at the Slovak National Theater in 1968. An engagement to sing Mozart's Queen of the Night with the Vienna State Opera in 1970 was pivotal in establishing her career. She joined the company as a regular member in 1972, and before long she had made successful debuts at Glyndebourne (1973), the Salzburg Festival (1974, as Thibault in Verdi's Don Carlo with Herbert von Karajan), and the Metropolitan Opera (1977, again as Queen of the Night). During the late 1970s and early 1980s she debuted at many of the world's other major houses, including Covent Garden, La Scala, and the Chicago Lyric, but her schedule remained focused around the houses of central Europe - a trend that has continued throughout her career. Other Mozart roles that Gruberová is strongly associated with include Constanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, which is a more lyrical role that lacks the high-flying coloratura that is usually her calling card. Her performances of Zerbinetta in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos are considered among the best ever heard. Among the bel canto operas, Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Anna Bolena, Rossini's Semiramide, and Bellini's I Capuleti e I Montecchi have figured prominently in her success