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.
Polish mezzo-soprano Helena Zubanovich studied at Katowice's Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg. She made her debut as an opera singer in 1993, in the role of Mimì in the city of Bytom. Following this, she won awards at numerous voice competitions, including at the Antonín Dvořák Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary (1993), the “The Young Talent” competition in Helsinki (1994), the Robert Stolz International Viennese Operetta Singing Competition in Hamburg (1996) and the Palermo International Singing Competition (2000). She has been singing mezzo-soprano roles since 2000. Zubanovich has collaborated with such conductors as Kirill Petrenko and Simone Young and performed with the Orchestre national de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonie Orchester Hamburg, the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, the Sinfonieorchester Basel, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana (in Palermo), the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Warsaw and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, just to name a few of the ensembles she has sung with. Her repertoire includes the roles of Amneris (Aida), Eboli (Don Carlo), Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera), Mrs Quickly (Falstaff), Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur), Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana), the Witch (Rusalka), Laura (La Gioconda), Herodias (Salome), Klytaemnestra (Elektra), Klementia (in Hindemith's Sancta Susanna), the Mother (in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel), the Princess (in Puccini's Suor Angelica), Siegrune (Die Walküre), Azucena (Il trovatore), Kostelnička (Jenůfa), the Countess di Coigny (Andrea Chénier) and the Seer (in Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel). After singing the role of Ines in Donizetti's Maria Padilla on a CD released in 2011, she also sang Emilia in Otello on a recording released by Pentatone. She has recently appeared at the Wiener Volksoper, the Prague State Opera House, Warsaw's Grand Theatre and Beethoven Festival, the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo, Opernhaus Düsseldorf, as well as in Kassel, Essen, Malmö, Poznań and Caen, working with directors like Willy Decker and Gian Carlo del Monaco. Since September 2015, the year she also earned her doctorate of fine arts, she has been contracted with Munich's Bayerische Staatsoper.