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.
Education: Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest – composition department, rated 'excellent' (1997-2003) Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Vienna, scholarship (2001) Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest – conducting department, 'Summa cum Laude' (1996-2001) Teachers: Ervin Lukács, Tamás Gál, János Vajda, Uroš Lajovic Courses: Yuri Simonov's conducting courses, Budapest, Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music Rudolf Barsaj's conducting course, Budapest, Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music (2000) Bartók Szeminar headed by Zoltán Peskó and László Tihanyi, Szombathely (2000) Professional career: Conductor of the Budapest Technical University Symphony Orchestra from 2003-2014. Appeared with the orchestra in France, Italy and Transylvania, in addition to its Budapest concerts. Worked as guest conductor for the Magyar Telekom Symphony Orchestra, the MÁV Symphony Orchestra, the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, the Szabolcs Symphony Orchestra, and the Oradea (Nagyvarád) Philharmonic Orchestra. In additions to his engagements at the Opera House, he has served as music director and conductor of numerous musical theatre productions. The Opera has also made use of his skills as a composer: the repertoire versions of I pazzi per progetto, Il campanello, Don Pasquale (Opera on Wheels), Figaro 2.0 (Opera on Wheels) and Little Magic Flute were all arranged and/or transcribed by Géza Köteles. Awards and recognitions: Juventus Award (2012) László Pless Commorative Award (2006)