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.
Krisztina Kónya earned her degree in voice and voice pedagogy from the University of Szeged Music Conservatory in 2002. Her teachers were Tamás Buda and Edit D. Szécsi, but during her university years she also also repeatedly participated in master classes by Ilona Adorján, Adrienne Csengery and Júlia Hamari. In that same year, she signed with the chorus of the National Theatre of Szeged, where for five years Liszt Prize-winning opera singer Kálmán Gyimesi served as her voice coach. In both 2006 and 2007 she received the chorus' Award of Excellence, and since 2008 has been a soloist at the National Theatre of Szeged. She has made several guest appearances at Debrecen's Csokonai National Theatre, at the National Theatre of Győr, as well as the Teatro Verdi in Trieste. In 2009, she toured Spain with the Szeged Symphony Orchestra with a programme of works by the Strauss family. She was named “young singer of the season” in Szeged in 2008 and becane the first person to receive the Ferenc Bessenyei Art Award in 2009. In 2010, she received the Dömötör Award presented to the best female opera singer at her theatre, and in 2011 was named the “opera singer of the year” by the Friends of the Opera Society of Szeged. A few years later, in 2014, she again received the Dömötör Award for the best female opera singer, and also took home the Viktor Vaszy Award.
Principal roles: Operas: Verdi: La traviata - Violetta Puccini: La bohème - Mimì Puccini: Tosca - title role Mozart: Don Giovanni - Donna Anna Verdi: Il trovatore - Leonora Verdi: Simon Boccanegra - Amelia Tchaikovsky: Onegin - Tatyana Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann - Antonia Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur - title role Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini - title role Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro - Susanna Erkel: Bánk bán - Melinda Donizetti: Don Pasquale - Norina Verdi: Un ballo in maschera - Oscar Mozart: The Magic Flute - First Lady Bizet: Carmen - Frascita Rossini: La Cenerentola - Tisbe Tutino: Le braci - Kristina Operetta/singspiel: Lehár: The Merry Widow - Hanna Glawari Lehár: The Count of Luxembourg - Angèle Kálmán: The Csárdás Princess - Sylva Gilbert and Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance - Mabel Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld - Eurydice F. Kreisler: Sissi - Nené Kodály: Háry János - Örzse Oratorical works: Handel: Messiah Bach: Magnificat Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 Beethoven: Mass in C major Mozart: Requiem Mendelssohn: Lobgesang Liszt: Christus Oratorio Hidas Frigyes: Requiem Duke Ellington: Sacred Concert