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 Italian actor Francesco Mandich started out by studying economics at Venice's Università Ca’ Foscari, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 2003. In order to finance his education, he independently started to memorize librettos and scripts and attend auditions. It only took two auditions to win his first part, in a musical, and the life of the theatre became his vocation from that moment on. He developed his talents at workshops and courses, including with Alain Maratrat and Antonino Varvarà. In the early 2000s, he and a few colleagues founded two separate companies, one called Officina Malamerce, the other Il Banco del Bagatto. This gave him the opportunity to experiment with both classical schools and modern trends. In 2003, he became a member of Venice's Teatro La Fenice, taking part in operas as a mime and dancer and working with such directors as Luca Ronconi, Ermanno Olmi, Eimuntas Nekrošius, Robert Carsen, Denis Krief, Pier Luigi Pizzi, John Doyle, Calixto Bieito, Damiano Michieletto and Francesco Micheli. Foreign engagements and Italian guest appearances have brought him to such venues as the Royal Opera House Muscat, where he received a role in Giuseppe (Bepi) Morassi's production of L'elisir d'amore, and the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, for a part in the opera La gazza ladra. In 2013, he joined the Venetian opera house on its tour of Japan, taking the stage in Otello in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. He has also appeared as a mime on the stage of the Arena di Verona, in Manon Lescaut, and in Salzburg, in Mozart's opera Lucio Silla. In addition to all this, audiences all over Italy have had the chance to watch him in playhouse theatres, contemporary pieces and short films.