Following several open-air programmes, musical life is resuming at the Hungarian State Opera – outdoors. On 19 August 2020, the eve of the National Holiday, the park surrounding the new venue called Eiffel Art Studios will host a massive gala programme featuring the artists of the Hungarian State Opera and one of the most popular tenors of our time: Jonas Kaufmann.
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.
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.
Musical life is resuming at the Eiffel Art Studios – outdoors. The park surrounding the Art Studios will host a massive gala programme featuring the artists of the Hungarian State Opera and one of the most popular tenors of our time: Jonas Kaufmann.
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 Vienna, Gregor Hatala grew up in the world of ballet. His father, Milan Hatala, himself a soloist dancer with various companies and ballet master of the Vienna State Opera for almost 30 years, became his major teacher, while his mother, Christine Hatala, directs the families' own private ballet school. In 1990 he became the youngest member of the Vienna State Opera Ballet and was promoted soloist in 1996 and principal in 2000. The 1994/95 season he danced as a soloist with Boston Ballet (director B. Marks) and was a permanent principal artist with the Hungarian and Slovakian National Theatres from 1999 to 2004. From 2003 to 2008 he was the organiser of the „Gala di Danza“ within the „Festival dei Due Mondi“ in Spoleto, Italy, and personal consultant to Mr. Francis Menotti. In 2009 he became chairman of the „Association Vienna State Opera Ballet“ for which he choreographs and organises ballet performances & company tours. In 2011 he became the President of the Austrian Dance Council and organised the "Ballet Days" festival in Vienna for 4 years. In 2013 he became pedagoge at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität and in 2014 guest Balletmaster at the Slovakian National Theatre. In December 2014 Gregor Hatala, after 25 years of professional dancing, gave his farewell performance at the Vienna State Opera as prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling. In 2015 he was asked to lead the prestigious Vienna Ballet Competition (ÖTR contest) to new heights and became president and founder of VIBE-the Vienna International Ballet Experience.
Choreographies: Der Vetter aus Dingsda, Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Volksoper Wien) Firebird (Istanbul Music Festival) Midsummernights Concert 2011, 2012 (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Valery Gergiew and Gustavo Dudamel)
Mayor roles: Tschernischova/Adam: Giselle – Albrecht, Hilarion Malakhov/Minkus: Die Bajadere – Solor Nureyev/Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake – Prince Siegfried Wright/Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty –Florimund, Blue Bird Nureyev/Glasunow: Raymonda –Jean de Brienne Ashton/Hérold: La Fille mal gardée –Colas Harangozó sr./Delibes: Coppélia –Franz Béjart: Le Concours –Inspector Grigorowitsch/Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker –Prince Cranko/Prokofiev: Romeo and Julia –Romeo, Mercutio, Tybalt MacMillan/Massenet/Yates: Manon – Des Grieux MacMillan/Liszt/Lanchbery: Mayerling –Prince Rudolf Neumeier/Mozart: Wie es Euch gefällt –Orlando Harangozó/Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker –Prince Zanella/Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker –Prince Alexej Malakhov/Verdi: Verdi-Ballett: Ein Maskenball –Gustav III. Cranko/Tchaikovsky: Onegin –Fürst Gremin Hynd/Lehár: The Merry Widow –Camille de Rosillon ZanellaProkofiev: Cinderella –Gustav Neumeier/Mendelssohn: A Midsummernightsdream –Lysander Eifman/Tchaikovsky: Anna Karenina –Karenin Bombana/Bizet: Carmen –Escamillo Zanella/Mozart/Salieri: Wolfgang Amadé –Antonio Salieri Hassreiter/Bayer: Die Puppenfee –Polichinello Seregi/Khachaturian: Spartacus –Spartacus Zanella/Khachaturian: Spartacus –Crassus Massine/Theodorakis: Zorba –John Cauwenbergh/Queen: Tanzhommage an Queen Balanchine/Musagète: Apollo Balanchine/Hindemith: The Four Temperaments Balanchine/Tchaikovsky: Serenade Balanchine/Ravel: La Valse Balanchine/Tchaikovsky: Thema und Variationen Balanchine/Tchaikovsky: Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux Balanchine/Stravinsky: Rubies MacMillan/Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde Manen/Beethoven: Adagio Hammerklavier, Grosse Fuge Zanella/Volans: La Chambre Cauwenbergh/Brel: Les Bourgeois