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.
Born in 1947 in Karancsalja, Róbert Menczel commenced his studies in the Department of Structural Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and continued them at the Academy of Applied Arts, where he qualified as an interior architect in 1982. He joined the National Theatre of Szeged as a member in 1981, moving on to Zalaegerszeg's Hevesi Sándor Theatre in 1985, the Petőfi Theatre in Veszprém in 1986 and the Csiky Gergely Theatre in Kaposvár in 1988. In 1990, he returned to Zalaegerszeg to serve as the Hevesi Sándor Theatre's chief designer. Afterwards, he went to work as a freelance artist, and in recent decades has done design work for nearly every theatre in Hungary, both in Budapest and around the country. He also teaches at the University of Kaposvár's Faculty of the Arts as a senior lecturer in the Department of Set Design. He was presented with the Mari Jászai Award in 1993. His work at the Hungarian State Opera consists of the 1988 production of Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer directed by János Ács, the 1989 version of Bartók's Bluebeard Castle staged by András Békés, Péter Telihay's 2008 production CarmenCET, and László Dás and Marianna Venekei's 2011 version of A Streetcar Named Desire.