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.
Director, principal director, eternal member
(1922 – 1998) After completing his studies in graphic design and music (with Sándor Bortnyik, Kálmán Nádasdy and Gusztáv Oláh), András Mikó signed with the Opera in 1946, serving as assistant to Otto Klemperer, stage manager and assistant director. In 1949 he was made one of the theatre's directors, and from 1963 to 1987 was its chief director. He would teach operatic acting technique and directing at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy from 1950. In 1951 and 1952 he was chief director at the Budapest Operetta Theatre. After the Szeged Open-Air Festival was resumed, he directed there nearly every season. He was invited to guest direct productions in Switzerland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, the Soviet Union and Finland. One of the outstanding contributions of his career was his highly successful stagings of new Hungarian Operas: including Sándor Balassa's Draussen vor der Tür (The Man Outside), Zsolt Durkó's Moses, Mihály Hajdú's Kata Kádár, András Mihály's Together and Alone, Emil Petrovics's Crime and Punishment and Sándor Szokolay's Blood Wedding and Hamlet. He is also associated with such projects as the Hungarian premieres of Britten's Albert Herring, Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea and Alban Berg's Wozzeck and Lulu, as well as the revival of Pelléas et Mélisande.