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.
Zoltán Megyesi was born in 1975 in Szeged, where he also pursued his vocal training. His first singing teacher was Valéria Berdál. His concert repotoire include oratorios, masses, passions and cantatas by Monteverdi, Schütz, Bach, Händel, Haydn, Mozart and Rossini. Outside of Hungary, he has performed in numerous European countries, as well as in the United States, Japan and South Korea. Notable concert appearances of his from recent years include Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Haydn's Salve Regina conducted by Adam Fischer, as well as a concert-version performance of Mozart's opera Ascanio in Alba in the Danish Radio Concert Hall, also conducted by Fischer, as well as Händel's Messiah, Bach's Magnificat and Christmas cantatas at concerts conducted by Helmuth Rilling. He has also performed under the baton of Iván Fischer in such venues as the Cologne Philharmonic Concert Hall, Concertgebouw Brugge and the Wiener Konzerthaus. He is a permanent soloist at Budapest's Bach Week. Together with pianist Balázs Fülei, he has sung most of the major song cycles written for tenor voice in the musical literature (Winterreise, Die Schöne Müllerin, Britten's song cycles, etc.). He won awards at the 2003 Mária Gyurkovics Singing Competition, at the 2007 singing competition organised around the roles in Monteverdi's Orfeo in Verona, and at the international church music festival held in Rome in 2011. He was honoured with the József Simándy Award in 2009. A member of the Hungarian State Opera's Opera Studio from 2005 until 2007, he first gained the attention of critics at the Mozart Marathon that was part of the 2006 Budapest Spring Festival, where he sang the role of Ferrando in Così fan tutte. In addition to singing numerous supporting and minor roles at the Hungarian State Opera, he has also sung such principal roles there as Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Seviglia), Orfeo (Haydn's L'anima del filosofo, ossia Orfeo ed Euridice), Pylades (Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride), and has also won great acclaim as Don Ottavio in a production of Don Giovanni conducted by Iván Fischer in both Budapest and New York. Principal roles: Bizet: Carmen – Remendado J. Haydn: Lo speziale –Mengone J. Haydn: The Philosopher’s Soul –Orfeo M. Haydn: Andromeda and Perseus –Fineo Monteverdi: Orfeo –Orfeo, Apollo, First shepherd Mozart: Zaide –Gomatz Mozart: Ascanio in Alba –Aceste Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio –Belmonte Mozart: Don Giovanni –Don Ottavio Mozart: Così fan tutte –Ferrando Mozart: The Magic Flute –Tamino, Monostatos Rossini: The Barber of Seville – Count Almaviva Rossini: La cenerentola –Don Ramiro Puccini: Madama Butterfly –Goro Puccini: Turandot –Pang Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg –David