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.
British conductor-composer John Lanchbery was born in London. His first work in the ballet was in the position of music director at the Metropolitan Ballet between 1947 and 1949. In 1951, he joined the Sadlers Wells Theatre Ballet (since renamed the Birmingham Royal Ballet) and toured North America with them. He orchestrated the music to Kenneth MacMillan's ballet House of Birds for the company. Between 1959 and 1972, he served as the principal conductor of London's Royal Ballet, where he arranged the music for Frederick Ashton's ballet La fille mal gardée (1960), The Dream (1964), The Creatures of Prometheus (1970), the film The Tales of Beatrix Potter (1971) and A Month in the Country (1976). As music director of the Australian Ballet between 1972 and 1978, he created the orchestral arrangements for Rudolf Nureyev's choreography for Don Quixote (1966). His other work includes music for Peter Darrell's The Tales of Hoffmann and Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow and Rosalinda. In 1977, he served as the music director for the film The Turning Point, which dealt with the world of ballet. Between 1978 and 1980, he worked as the music director of the American Ballet Theatre.