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.
Born in the United States, Laure Meloy studied voice at Central Michigan University (Bachelor of Music cum laude), the University of Minnesota (Master of Music), and Manhattan School of Music. She recently covered Ariel (Adès: The Tempest) for the Wiener Staatsoper and the Metropolitan Opera of New York, Hecuba (Tippett: King Priam) in English Touring Opera's Olivier Award winning season of 20th c. British opera (Outstanding Achievement in Opera). Other recent engagements include a concert with Thomas Adés based on The Tempest, and Fiordiligi for Swansea City Opera. She made her Royal Opera Covent Garden debut as Queen of Night (The Magic Flute), and covered Ariel (The Tempest) and Marie (Fille du Regiment) for the company. For English National Opera she covered the title roles in Lulu and Madame Mao (Nixon in China) and made her debut there as Queen of Night, a role she has also sung with Opera North, Welsh National Opera and English Touring Opera. Other roles include Lucia, Adina, Norina, Zerbinetta, Marquise de Cathe (Verdi: Un Giorno di Regno), and Constanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail). She has made a specialty of singing challenging 20th and 21st century repertoire, with roles such as Berg's Lulu, Henze's Hilda Mack (Elegy for Young lovers) and Ligeti's Venus/Geppo (Le Grand Macabre). Concert appearances include Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony,Carmina Burana, Mozart Mass in C Minor (Canterbury Cathedral), Gounod St. Cecilia Mass, Rossini Stabat Mater, Poulenc Gloria (Minnesota Public Radio), Haydn Creation (Bronxnet Television). She has released two CDs of opera arias and duets.