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.
(1854-1928) Leoš Janáček was a Czech conductor, organist and teacher. The son of a cantor and teacher, he joined the choir of the school of the Augustinian Order in Brno at age 11, and later continued his studies at the city's teachers' college and the Prague Organ School. After brief and unsuccessful stays in Leipzig and Vienna, he returned to Brno and the teachers' institute, this time as a teacher himself. In addition, he was deeply engaged with Moravian folk music, which he did a great deal to popularise, as he also did for Czech national music. In 1881 he founded the organ school in Brno. It was his third opera, Jenůfa, that first brought him recognition after it was performed to great acclaim in Brno in 1904, in Prague in 1916, and in a German version in Vienna and Cologne in 1918. This success, combined with the historical events of the time (the establishment of the Republic of Czechoslovakia), had an inspiring effect on Janáček work, resulting in his spending the last ten years of his life composing a series of works attesting to his originality and creative power. It was only then that the European concert world took note of him, and these later works – such as Kát'a Kabanová, The Cunning Little Vixen, his Sinfonietta and Glagolitic Mass, his rhapsody Taras Bulba, his two string quartets and other chamber pieces. He is considered, along with Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana, to be one of the most important Czech composers.