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.
Johnny Eliasen entered the Royal Danish Ballet School at the age of seven and joined the Royal Danish Ballet in 1972, becoming a principal soloist in 1972. There, he danced in nearly all of the productions in the company's repertoire, including both classical and modern productions and numerous works choreographed by August Bournonville. He also took part in many televised productions, in addition to teaching full-time at the Royal Danish Ballet School. In 1987, he joined the English National Ballet, working there as a répétiteur, teacher and dancer before moving on to the Deutsche Oper Berlin Ballet in 1990. In 1994, he returned to Denmark to serve as assistant director of the Danish Royal Ballet, becoming co-artistic director in 1997. On international tours with the Danish Royal Ballet, he took the stage in New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles, Vienna, Manila and Copenhagen, including in the pieces Pierrot Lunaire, Aureole and Songs of а Wayfarer. He has also served as a guest teacher in numerous cities around the world. Since a stint as the principal répétiteur for the Peter Schaufuss Ballet lasting from 2001 until 2002, he has worked as a freelance teacher and répétiteur.