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.
Balázs Hantos was born in Budapest in 1944 and graduated from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in 1970 after studying under József Réti. Between 1970 and 1973, he studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. After a season as a soloist with Staatstheater Kassel in 1973/74, he joined the Hungarian State Opera in 1974, again as a soloist. Over the course of the past decades, he has sung most of the character bass roles in the opera literature, with his most important portrayals including ones of the Village Field Guard (John the Valiant), the Naval Captain (Manon Lescaut), Talpa (Il tabarro), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), the Marquis of Calatrava (La forza del destino), the King of Egypt (Aida), Pistol (Falstaff), Fafner (Das Rheingold, Siegfried) and Hunding (Die Walküre).