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.
János Kótsi Patkó
(1763-1842) János Kótsi Patkó was an actor, dramatist, translator and theatre manager who also authored several works on the theatre. After studying in Sárospatak in 1780 and at the Calvinist College of Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) in 1781, we went on to become a founding member of the Transylvanian Hungarian Theatrical Society in 1792. He worked as an actor from 1792 until 1808, and then withdrew to return home and manage his estates while also working on a universal history of drama and the theatre; although the work was only partially completed, the finished sections have survived. Between 1820 and 1824, he was back at the head of the Kolozsvár company. He also translated, wrote dramas and composed the occasional musical work, including incidental music. His two original pieces and the bulk of his translations, however, have been lost.