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.
Alajos H. Zováthi
orchestra member, principal double bass
Member of the Hungarian State Opera since: 1985
Education and training: High School of Music, Győr, - teacher: Antal Tárnai (1978-1981) Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, teacher: Zoltán Tibay (1981-1985) Ludwig Streicher (world-famous double bass player) - master class
Awards and distinctions: János Ferencsik Commemorative Award (2010) Chamber Musician of the Hungarian State Opera - 2017/2018 (2017)
Professional work: Hungarian State Opera Orchestra - principal double bass Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra - member Budapest Festival Orchestra - szoloist (Bottessini: Gran Duo Concertante, Dittersdorf: Double Concerto for Viola and Double Bass) Budapest Festival Orchestra Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra Hungarian Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra Sir Georg Solti Chamber Orchestra Erdődy Chamber Orchestra Orfeo Orchestra UMZE Chamber Ensemble Bartók String Quartet Kodály Quartet Tamás Vásáry