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.
Gyula Harangozó Jr.
choreographer, ballet master, ballet dance
Gyula Harangozó Jr. commenced his studies in dance at the Hungarian State Ballet Institute and continued them at the Moscow State Academy of Choreography, where he graduated with top marks in 1976. He signed with the Hungarian State Opera in that same year, and was named a soloist in 1978. From 1981 to 1991 he was a principal soloist at the Wiener Staatsoper, and between 1981 and 1989 was a permanent guest soloist at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Over the course of his career as a performer, he danced every major principal male role in the Classical ballet literature, appeared in one-acts by renowned choreographers and gave outstanding portrayals in modern ballets. As a guest artist, he has appeared on nearly every major ballet stage in the world, with the most prestigious venues being the American Ballet Theatre at New York's Metropolitan Opera, Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre and Milan's La Scala. His awards and recognitions include the Best Young Dancer award (Moscow International Ballet Competition, 1977), the Gold Medal and Best Male Dancer award (Tokyo International Ballet Competition, 1978), Hungary's Dancer of the Year (1981) and Munich's Artist of the Year (1983). Between 1992 and 1996 he worked as an international ballet manager. As part of the Stars of Ballet international event series, he organised star galas in Vienna, Lausanne, Frankfurt and Cologne. He is one of the founders and artistic advisor to the international collaboration Duna Ballet. From 1996 until 2005 he served as the ballet director of the Hungarian State Opera. As a choreographer and director, he has been involved in creating the Hungarian versions of Don Quixote, Swan Lake and Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. In 2002, his career and oeuvre to date were honoured with the Kossuth Prize.