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.
Michał Znaniecki was born in Warsaw where he later attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts, subsequently completing his studies in Bologna and Milan. His directing career began in 1994 with productions in Poland, France, Belgium, Ireland and Italy following by Spain, Israel, Argentina and Uruguay. He has produced more than 200 new productions of drama, opera and musical in the main theatres and festivals of the world working with the best actors and singers, e.g. Plácido Domingo, Piotr Beczała or José Cura among others. He made his debut in Teatro alla Scala di Milan in 1994 being the youngest director in the history of the Scala, and later became the youngest Artistic Director of National Polish Opera in Warsaw and General Manager of the Poznań Opera House. For his social projects he was awarded with the Golden Medal for Social and Artistic Value by the President of Puglia Region. His productions of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2007) and The Producers (2009) won several Golden Mask Awards (2007: The Best Production of the Year; 2009: The Best Director, The Best Show). Creator of several open-air mega-productions: e.g. Otello and L’elisir d’amore on the water, Turandot and Un ballo in maschera in the Olympic Stadium of Wrocław, Traviata and Carmina Burana with the Israeli Opera at the Masada Desert, Israel. His Eugene Onegin (ABAO, Bilbao) has received the award “Premios Líricos Teatro Campoamor” for The Best New Production of the Year in 2011, Spain. Croatian Association of Dramatic Artists awarded his „Mefistofele” as the best opera performance in 2014 in Croatia. Znaniecki also received Premio Abbiati 2015, Italian Opera Oscar for the „200.com project – Pagliacci”. For his work as the founder and Artistic Director of Festival Opera Tigre and ambassador of the European Capital of Culture: Wrocław 2016, he was awarded with Silver Gloria Artis in 2012 by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.