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.
(1847-1906) Giuseppe Giacosa was an Italian dramatist and librettist who, jointly with Luigi Illica, is credited with the librettos for Puccini's Manon Lescaut, La bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly. Giacoso first studied law in Turin, but with the tremendous success of his play Una partita a scacchi in 1873, he was able to launch his literary career. He started working together with Puccini and Illica in 1893, when they asked for him to assist with the libretto for Manon Lescaut. Their collaborative work also bore fruit in the shape of the librettos for La bohème (1896), Tosca (1900) and Madama Butterfly (1904). Illica would prepare the first version of the librettos, and then Giacosa would refine them and rework them into verse form.