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.
Zsolt Khell was born in Budapest in 1954. After completing his high school studies, he continued his education at the Ybl Miklós College of Building and at the department of interior decoration at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts, graduating in 1981. He has been designing theatre sets since 1979 and doing visual design work on films since 1985. In addition to these, he also frequently does interior and graphic design work, in addition to designing posters and installations for exhibitions. He was a member of the Hevesi Sándor Theatre in Zalaegerszeg from 1984 until 1986, when he joined Kaposvar's Csiky Gergely Theatre as a designer. He has worked as a freelance designer since 2009. He has taken part in numerous joint and solo exhibitions, including at Budapest's Hall of Art, the House of Arts in Dunaújváros, the Prague Quadrennial and Canada's World Stage Design). He is a six-time winner of the National Theatre Festival's award for best set, and has also received the Theatre Critics' Award three times. He has also won the Mari Jászai Award (1994) and the Sándor Hevesi Award (2013), in addition to being named “set designer of the year” in 2012. He has worked in Helsinki (in 1989, 1993 and 1997), Dubrovnik (1990), Lyon (1992 and 1993), Mannheim (1991), Vienna (1995 and 1997), and has collaborated with such figures from the theatre world as János Mohácsi, László Babarczy, Tamás Ascher, János Szász and Yvette Bozsik.