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.
Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz
Born in Pécs, Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz commenced her studies in Szeged under György Sinkó, and then continued them at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Budapest with Zsolt Bende, later going on to earn her third diploma at Musikhochschule Stuttgart in 1997, as a student of Júlia Hamari's. She won the Mozart special prize at the Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition in Barcelona, and later took first place at the first International Baroque Singing Competition in Budapest in 1993. She has taken part in master classes held by Walter Moore, Walter Berry, Ingrid Bjoner, Barbara Schlick and Júlia Hamari. She has been a member of the Hungarian State Opera since 1994, singing there the roles of Cenerentola, Cherubino, Dorabella and Mercedes. She has participated in several European concert tours and international opera productions, including appearing at the Eisenstadt Haydn Festival with Adam Fischer and singing the title role of Carmen in various German cities and that of La Cenerentola in Philadelphia. Her 2001 solo album features her singing excerpts from oratorios and opera arias.