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.
Erika Markovics commenced her vocal studies at the Bartók Conservatory with Olga Sík and continued them at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music with Edit Fábry. Since graduating from there with a degree in opera, she has been a soloist at the Hungarian State Opera. She has also completed a number of master classes, including ones held by Szilvia Geszthy, Eszter Réthy and Anna Reynold. She has performed concerts both in Hungary and abroad – including in Germany, Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Slovakia, Austria and Japan. In 1987, she won a special prize at the Liszt Song Competition, and was awarded the Bartók-Pásztory Prize in 1992. She has performed the role of Gutrune (in Götterdämmerung) at the Wagner in Budapest Opera Festival regularly since 2008. She started teaching on an on-going basis in 1998, first at the Fót Music School, and between 2001 and 2013 at the Varga Tibor Institute of Musical Art at Győr's Széchenyi István University. Since 2013 she has served as voice coach at the Hungarian National Choir. Her principal roles include the First Lady (The Magic Flute), Servilio (La clemenza di Tito), Frasquita (Carmen), the Young Girl (in Kodály's The Spinning Room), Marie Louise (in Háry János, by the same composer), Freia (Das Rheingold), Sieglinde (Die Walküre) and Gutrune (Götterdämmerung).