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.
Kouta Räsänen has studied at the Sibelius-Academy in his native Finland under the direction of Jaakko Ryhänen as well as in Florence with Rolando Panerai. A “Soloist of the Year 2002” at the Finnish Opera Union, he came second at the Lappeenranta Singing Competition and third at the Timo Mustakallio Competition. After several appearances in Finland, e.g. at the Finnish National Opera, he joined the ensemble of the Chemnitz Opera in 2006. He has also given guest performances in Munich/Gärtnerplatz and Weimar. His repertoire includes such parts as Landgraf (Tannhäuser), Heinrich (Lohengrin), Fasolt (Das Rheingold), Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Sarastro (Zauberflöte), Alidoro (La Cenerentola), Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore), Don Pasquale, Ferrando (Il trovatore), Ramfis (Aida), Colline (La bohème) and Mephistopheles (Faust). He has given recitals in Finland, Stockholm, Paris, Amiens, Tehran, Toronto as well as in Calumet, Michigan. He performed with many Finnish Orchestras in such works as Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat, Händel’s Messiah, The Creation by Haydn, Mozart’s Requiem and Golgotha by Frank Martin. In Chemnitz he performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Mozart’s, Dvořak’s and Verdi’s Requiems.