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.
László Kovács earned his degree in conducting and trombone from Budapest's Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, and then continued his studies with Yuri Simonov, at Moscow's Tchaikovsky Conservatory and at the Bolshoi Theatre. He made his conducting debut at age 22 with the Hungarian State Opera, of which he has been a member since 1984. Between 1981 and 2007 he was a professor at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, and between 1984 and 2014 the artistic director and music director of the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, Miskolc. He has served on the juries of several prestigious international conducting competitions, and has made four opera films produced by Hungarian Television. Since 2001, he has held master classes on two occasions at the conducting department of the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMD). Since 1998, he has been the regular accompanist at Éva Marton's song and aria concerts, and has also appeared as a piano soloist with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. A conductor with the Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra from 1998, he went on to serve as its principal conductor between 2004 and 2008 before becoming director of Eötvös Loránd University's Art Ensemble in 2009. He has made more than 50 CDs and several hundred radio recordings, and conducts 70-80 concerts annually, having performed in 21 European countries, as well as in Asia, North America and the Middle East. In 1985 he won the János Ferencsik Commemorative Award founded by Antal Doráti and spent a month in London at the invitation of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has won 12 distinctions for performing contemporary works, as well as the Liszt Award (1989), the Bartók-Pásztory Award (1993), the Pro Urbe Miskolc award (1996), Hungarian Radio's eMeRTon Award for the best new production of the year (1998), the Miskolc's Muse Award (2004), as well as being named an Artist of Merit by the Republic of Hungary (2007) and winning the Pro Urbe Kunszentmárton award (2013) and the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (2013).