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.
Judit Hary pursued her education in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca), first studying piano at the Sigismund Toduţă High School of Music and later voice at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy. She graduated from the music academy in 1995 after studying under Ágnes Kriza. In that same year, she was employed as a soloist by the Hungarian Opera of Kolozsvár, where she has remained ever since. Later on, she further honed her voice with the outstanding singers Adrienne Csengery, Krisztina Laki, Ionel Pantea and Júlia Kirkósa. She reached the finals of the Hariclea Darclée Singing Competition in 1995 and the Nicolae Bretan Singing Competition in 1996, and she received the Ágnes Kriza Commemorative Award in 2000. She has been invited to perform in many opera houses and concert halls in Romania, Hungary, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, Switzerland and the United States. One high point of her career was being invited to sing at the Hungary 2000 Millennium Gala Concert with such greats as Ilona Tokodi, Dénes Gulyás, Péter Kelen, Kolos Kováts, Sándor Sólyom-Nagy, György Melis and József Gregor. She is a member of the Hungarian State Opera of Cluj-Napoca, where she has sung her principal operatic roles: Madame Herz (Der Schauspieldirektor), Despina (Così fan tutte), Marcelina (Fidelio), the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor, Norina (Don Pasquale), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Gilda (Rigoletto), Violetta Valéry (La traviata), Musetta (La bohème), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Cio-Cio san (Madama Butterfly), Micaëla (Carmen), Nedda (Pagliacci), Mária Gara (Hunyadi László), Zolna (King Stephen), the title role of Sarolta, István (György Brankovics), Rose (Dózsa György) and Signora Angiolieri (Mario and the Magician). She also frequently performs in operettas such as The Merry Widow, The Gypsy Princess, The Gypsy Baron and Die Fledermaus.