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.
Budapest-born Bori Keszei made her debut at Debrecen's Csokonai Theatre in 1996, in the role of Barbarina (in Le nozze di Figaro) before going on to sing numerous lyric coloratura roles as a soloist at the National Theatre of Szeged between 1997 and 2001. From the latter year until 2003, at first as a member of the Hungarian State Opera's studio, and later as a regular member of the company, she sang the roles of Adina (L'elisir d'amore), Norina (Don Pasquale), Gilda (Rigoletto), Melinda (Bánk bán) and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) there. From 2003 until the birth of her first child in 2008, she was a soloist at the Wiener Staatsoper, where she sang Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Zdenka (Arabella) and Adele (Die Fledermaus). Apart from opera, she has proved her skill in numerous genres, including singing Maria (in West Side Story at the Szeged Open-Air Festival), Rolla (in Miska the Magnate at the Budapest Operetta Theatre) and Svetlana (in 56 Drops of Blood, at the Vörösmarty Theatre in Székesfehérvár).