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 the Romanian city of Oradea, Florin Estefan studied in the music department of the university there under Alexandru Farcas and Gheorghe Mogosan. He later attended the Wales International Academy of Voice in Cardiff, where his voice teacher was Dennis O'Neill, in addition to participating in numerous courses with internationally recognised artists like Sherrill Milnes, Ileana Cotrubaş, Ann Murray, Jane Eaglen, Bernd Weikl, Elizabeth Connell, Carol Vaness and, last but not least, Kiri Te Kanawa. At the age of 20, he signed with the Romanian National Opera of Cluj-Napoca, where he remained one of its soloists for four years. He achieved successful results at a number of competitions, including first place at the Hariclea Darclée International Singing Competition, a special prize at the Toti dal Monte International Opera Singing Competition and the grand prize at the Ionel Perlea Song Festival. Over the course of his career, he has sung at theatres in Romania, as well as in Greece, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Japan, the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. His repertoire of works for orchestral vocal works include Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Haydn's “Cecilia” mass in C major, Mozart's Requiem, Rossini's Petite messe solennelle and Orff's Carmina Burana. His principal opera roles comprise Don Giovanni, Guglielmo, Count Almaviva, Figaro (both Mozart's and Rossini's), Agamemnon (in Gluck's Iphigénie in Aulide), Enrico (in Lucia di Lammermoor), the Count of Luna, Marcello, Sharpless and Giorgio Germont.