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.
(1772-1844) Sándor Kisfaludy was a Hungarian poet and officer in the Imperial Austrian Army, and can be considered the founder of Hungarian Romanticism. Inspired by Petrarch, he invented the so-called “Himfy strophe”. His chief work was Himfy's Loves, a volume which combined 1801's Mournful Love and, dating from a few years later, Happy Love. The most popular book of its time, it is viewed with somewhat less enthusiasm today. His writing Diary and My Captivity in France is valuable historical documents of their time. Born in Sümeg to a landed noble family, Kisfaludy started out his career as a student of law before joining the military. He served with the Imperial Army in Vienna and took part in the war against Napoleon in Milan before being captured by the French. Upon his release, he was stationed at the barracks in Württemberg and eventually, after the 1799 Battle of Zurich, left the army to return home and launch his literary career. It was through a gift from Kisfaludy that his younger brother, Károly Kisfaludy, was able to launch the periodical Aurora in 1822. In 1828, Sándor Kisfaludy took part in drafting the by-laws of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, becoming a regular member of its department of languages and liberal arts in 1830. He had a permanent theatre built in Balatonfüred and also served as a judge in several counties. In 1842, he was accepted as a member of the Kisfaludy Society established in memory of his brother. Married twice, he was widowed both times. His first wife, as well as his muse, was Róza Szegedy, with whom he settled in Sümeg.