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.
Igone de Jongh
Igone de Jongh was born in the Dutch city of Haarlem in 1979 and developed an interest in ballet from the age of six, studying first at the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam and later at London's Royal Ballet School. She joined Amsterdam's Dutch National Ballet as an aspirant in 1996 and by 2003 had been promoted to the rank of principal. During her training, she won the Arnold Haskell Award, which was followed by the prize of the Stichting Danserfonds '79 foundation in 2002 and the Alexandra Radius Award in 2003. In 2012, the magazine Dance Europe listed de Johngh as one of the world's one hundred best-known dancers. Famed for her exceptional interpretations of the classic ballet repertoire (such as Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty), de Jongh is also known as Hans van Manen's muse. She has danced in pieces by George Balanchine, William Forsythe, David Dawson and Wayne Eagling. She is married to fellow dancer Mathieu Gremillet.