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.
Janos Acs was born in Hungary to a very musical family. He started studying piano and flute with his father as a small child until he entered the conservatory of Budapest and graduated from it. While still young he developed a great affinity to the Italian operas and in summer 1974 he went to Italy and acquired the Italian nationality. He became a rehearsal pianist for operas in Italian theaters like the Teatro alla Scala in Milano, La Fenice in Venice and the Teatro Comunale in Florence. He was led by great conductors like Carlo Maria Giulini, Giuseppe Patanè and Claudio Abbado, for years he was the "conductor assistant" of Peter Maag. His success in Italian opera houses led to further appereances and to his appointment as a music director of the city theater in Pretoria, South Africa. The next seven years he was the principal conductor of the Opera Colorado in Denver, USA. Back in Italy in 1991 János Ács met Luciano Pavarotti and became his collaborator and conducted many of his world tour concerts in four continents. He made concerts like "Pavarotti a Valencia, under Chichen Itza's piramide in Mexico, Luciano Pavarotti e Roberto Carlos in Concert, Brasil, Pavarotti a Budapest, Finnland and Bilbao, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Lyon, Hannover and "Recital di Luciano Pavarotti in Spoleto" memorable. From 1994 he was the artistic director of Salerno´s Municipal Teatro in Italy. In 1996 he had the debut of the world premier of Franz Liszt's De Profundis together with his brother, the pianist in Milan's Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory. In 1998 he accompanied Aretha Franklin at the Grammy Awards in New York with the orchestra and chorus of the Metropolitan Opera. In December 2000 he celebrated an event with the Three Tenors as a conductor in Chicago's Unite Centre, with an auditorium of 60.000 people. Concerts in Bejing and Hong-Kong followed in summer 2001, he also was their conductor in Japan, Korea and Mexico, and he conducted them in their historic last Three Tenors concert in Bath, England. Besides his famous performances, he has been a recital pianist and teacher for Katia Ricciarelli, Samuel Ramey, Mariella Devia, Ruggero Raimondi and Nicola Martinucci. In addition to his special career he holds masterclasses on Italian opera with singers like Mirella Freni, Eva Marton, Gianni Raimondi and many more.