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.
Lithuanian tenor Kristian Benedikt began his career at the National Opera of Vilnius, where he sang more than 20 roles. Although he began his career as a lyric tenor, over the last years he has established himself as one of the world's most promising and exciting dramatic tenors of his generation. His international breakthrough came in 2002 at Munich Rundfunk Orchestra where he recorded Ponchielli’s La Gioconda with Marcello Viotti and Plácido Domingo. In 2004 at Nederlandse Opera (DNO-Amsterdam) he sang in Verdi's Don Carlos with Riccardo Chailly. Other highlights following were singing Don José (Carmen) in 2005 at the Mariinsky Theatre, and Canio (I Pagliacci) in 2006 at Estonian National Opera. From 2007 to 2009 he was a regular guest at operas in the Baltic Countries in roles such as Hoffmann (Les contes d’Hoffmann), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Duca (Rigoletto), Manrico (Il trovatore) and Alfredo (La traviata). In 2009 he had his debut in Verdi‘s Requiem with European Union Choir and the 2009/10 season included important debuts in four roles as Andrea Chenier, Des Grieux (Manon), Corrado in Ponchielli's I Lituani and as Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly). In 2010/11 he sang successfully Eleazar (La Juive), the title role in Otello, Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana), and Calaf (Turandot) at Opera houses in Russia, Baltic countries and at the Danish Royal Opera. He has sung at such prestigious venues as the Bavarian State Opera in Munich; the Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg; the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen; the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki; the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam; the Estonian National Opera in Tallinn; Liceu theatre in Barcelona; and the theaters of Piacenza, Modena and Cagliari in Italy.