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.
Hector Lopez Mendoza
Tenor Hector Lopez Mendoz began his studies at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Mexico City, where he studied cello, saxophone, conducting and voice (under vocal teachers Francisco Araiza and Irma Gonzalez. He won a scholarship from SIVAM (International Society for Mexican Artistic Values) that opened the opportunity for him to study with masters like Renata Scotto, Enrique Patrón, Teresa Rodriguez, Nico Castel, Denise Massé and Joan Dornemann. He has sung in Mexico, the United States, Spain, Italy and other countries with conductors like Plácido Domingo, Enrique Patrón, Alfredo Silipigni, Enrique Ricci, Cristian Mandeal and Christian Badea. In 2003, he won the Carlo Morelli International Singing Competition, resulting in his winning a scholarship to the Portland Opera Performance Institute, where he worked with Tito Capobianco, Justino Díaz, Shirley Verret, Daniel Orlando and David Lofton, among others. His teachers at Milan's Academia alla Scala included Dante Mazzola, Enza Ferrari, Umberto Finazzi and Marco Gandini. In 2004, at the invitation of the renowned Romanian tenor Ludovic Spiess, he began to work at the National Opera of Bucharest, where he has been a guest ever since and made his European début in La traviata. He has also been a regular guest at the Moldova National Opera in Chişinău, the Opera na Zamku (in Szczecin, Poland) the Bucharest Radio Orchestra, the George Enescu Philharmonic and elsewhere. In addition to studying with Spiess in Bucharest, he also studied with Cornel Stavru, another great Romanian tenor, and has participated in master classes with Viorica Cortez, Ion Piso, Ionel Pantea, Eduard Tumagian, Nelly Miricioiu, Kaludi Kaludov and Sorina Munteanu.
Opera repertoire: Bizet: Carmen – Don José Puccini: La bohème – Rodolfo Puccini: Madama Butterfly – Pinkerton Puccini: Tosca – Mario Cavaradossi Puccini: Turandot – Calaf Puccini: Il tabarro – Luigi Verdi: La traviata – Alfredo Germont Verdi: I due Foscari – Jacopo Foscari Verdi: Alzira – Zamoro Verdi: Rigoletto – Mantovai herceg Verdi: I masnadieri – Carlo Verdi: Macbeth – McDuff Verdi: Un ballo in maschera – Riccardo Verdi: Nabucco – Ismaele Verdi: Il trovatore – Manrico Verdi: Ernani – Ernani Boito: Mefistofele – Faust Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor – Edgardo Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore – Nemorino Donizetti: Roberto Deveraux – Roberto Gounod: Faust – Faust Gounod: Roméo et Juliette – Roméo Giordano: Andrea Chénier – Andrea Chénier Csajkovszkij: Eugene Onegin – Lensky Delibes: Lakmé – Gérald Berlioz: La damnation de Faust – Faust
Concert repertoire: Verdi: Requiem Mozart: Requiem Rossini: Stabat Mater Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten