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.
Marco Comin studied piano and composition at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory of Music in his native city Venice and also studied history at Università Ca' Foscari of Venice. From 2000 to 2004 he completed his conducting studies with Hans-Dieter Baum and Christian Ehwald at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin and thereafter completed advanced artistic studies. In 2005-2008 Marco Comin was engaged as second concertmaster at Deutsches Nationaltheater in Weimar where he not only conducted works like Otello, Tosca, Nabucco and Melusina but was also given the opportunity for his own rehearsals of Guillaume Tell, La Vie Parisienne, the premiere of Die Schneekönigin and Ariodante. From 2008 to 2012 Marco Comin was first concertmaster and deputy general musical director at Kassel Staatstheater. Among the productions he conducted there were Don Giovanni, Lucia di Lammermoor, Orlando, Faust, Don Pasquale, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Otello and La Bohème. Marco Comin has also worked as a concert conductor in Germany and abroad. His broad repertory encompasses works from baroque to contemporary. Since September 2012 he has been the principal conductor at Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz and here assumed musical direction of Don Pasquale, Dornröschen, Semele, Aida, Peter Grimes, La sonnambula and Candide.