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.
(1884-1970) Italian playwright, librettist and director Giovacchino Forzano is best known for writing the librettos to Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. Forzano was born in Borgo San Lorenzo. He had a varied early career, and studied medicine and law and worked as a baritone before turning to journalism. He met Puccini in 1914 and in 1918 wrote librettos for the final two operas of Il trittico, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi (the first, Il tabarro, was written by Giuseppe Adami). Forzano’s other librettos included Franchetti’s Notte di leggenda and Glauco, Giordano’s Il re, Leoncavallo’s Edipo re, Mascagni’s Il piccolo Marat and Wolf-Ferrari’s Gli amanti sposi and Sly. Forzana was stage director for La Scala, Milan, 1925–30. He also directed propaganda films for Mussolini’s regime. His books include his memoir, Come li ho conoscuiti.