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.
Pianist Harmut Höll has accompanied Renée Fleming at concerts across Europe, Australia, Asia and North America for over a decade. Between 1982 and 1992, he served as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau's accompanist. Their well-known collaboration was hallmarked by song recitals given at the Salzburg Summer Festival, at the Edinburgh, Florence, Munich and Berlin festivals and at New York's Carnegie Hall. They produced no fewer than 60 CD recordings, a number of which received international awards. Höll's other vocal partners have included Thomas Hampson, Christoph Prégadien, Hanno Müller Brachmann, Roman Trekel, Urszula Kryger, Yvonne Naef, Jochen Kowalski, Hermann Prey and Jadwiga Rappé. He is currently a professor at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, after having also taught in Frankfurt and Cologne, and thus enjoys a close relationship with the younger generation of artists. He has held master classes for singers of lieder in Finland, at Weimar's International Music Seminar, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and Salzburg's Mozarteum, as well as in Jerusalem, Cairo and the United States. He served as a guest professor in Helsinki in 1998/99 and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg between 1994 and 2003. He has taught voice at Zurich's Hochschule der Künste for close to ten years, and has been rector at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe since October of 2007. In 1990, he received the Robert Schumann Award from the city of Wickau, and he is an honorary member of both the Robert Schumann Society of Zwickau and the Philharmonic Society of Saint Petersburg. In 1997, he shared the ABC International Music Award with Mitsuko Shirai.