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.
head costume designer, eternal member
(1908-2003) Tivadar Márk first earned a degree in textile design from Budapest's Academy of Arts and Crafts, and then continued his education studying art history at Pázmány Péter Catholic University. He spent 1934 and 1935 as an intern at the Opera House, then served as its wardrobe supervisor until 1938, whereupon he became a costume designer, and in 1945, chief costume designer, a post he held until 1981. In addition to his work at the Opera House, he also created costumes for every theatre in Budapest and for various outdoor stages (Margaret Island, the Szeged Open-Air Festival, Szombathely, Fertőrákos, Tata) He was also recognised for his design work for films and television dramas. He taught at the Academy of Arts and Crafts and at the Music Academy. Artistically, he was known for his physical and technical skill, his great understanding of materials, his adaptability and sense of proportion. He viewed costumes as the clothing for the performing artist's soul. An exhibition of his lifetime of work was displayed at the Bajor Gizi Theatre Museum in 1992.