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.
Imre Kollár graduated from the conducting department of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in 1992. He worked as a musical assistant for the Hungarian State Opera (1991-1992), and then as the chief conductor of the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok and rehearsal conductor of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly Hungarian State Concert Orchestra) (1992-1994). From 1995 to 2008 he was the chief conductor and music director of the Kodály Philharmonic Debrecen (formerly Debrecen Philharmonic Orchestra), before taking up the posts of artistic director and chief conductor of the MÁV Symphony Orchestra between 2008 and 2010. He has led a seminar on the works of Bartók and Kodály in Japan and an international master class for conductors in Spain. In 1989, he won the audience prize at Hungarian Television's Sixth International Conducting Competition, and later on, in 1994, took first prize at the Treviso International Conducting Competition. He has performed concerts with, in addition to every symphony orchestra in Hungary, the New Japan Philharmonic, Wiener Kammerorchester, Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta, Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn, Niederrheinische Sinfoniker, Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Parma Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, Johnstown Symphony Orchestra (USA), Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Pori Sinfonietta, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as a guest conductor in numerous countries of Europe (Germany, England, Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Romania, Switzerland, Slovenia, Belgium, Finland, Italy, France, Serbia and Croatia) as well as in the United States, Israel and Australia. His chamber music partners have included such renowned artists as Vadim Repin, Dezső Ránki, Zoltán Kocsis, Jenő Jandó, Vilmos Szabadi, Andrea Rost, Dimitris Sgouros, Miklós Perényi and Gergely Bogányi.