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.
Flautist and conductor Pál Németh earned his degrees in the two disciplines at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in 1972 and 1975, respectively. As one of the pioneers of the early music movement in Hungary, he has founded several early music ensembles: the Szombathely Early Music Ensemble (1978) and the Capella Savaria (1981), and today serves as conductor of the Savaria Chamber Opera (1993), the Central European Baroque Orchestra (1998) and the Savaria Baroque Orchestra (1999), as well as being the founder of the Le Berger Fortuné ensemble and the artistic director of the Central European Early Music Festival. He has recorded more than 120 CDs and DVDs, with five of them having won the Record of the Year award. He has made guest appearances in nearly every country in Europe, in North and South America and in Israel. In his capacity as permanent conductor of both ensembles, he directs small-scale operas comprising a few performers with The Savaria Chamber Opera and productions with larger casts in collaboration with the Budapest Chamber Opera, including all of Monteverdi's works for the stage, Handel's operas Orlando and Semele, Vivaldi's Il Tigrane, Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Mitridate and Britten's Noye's Fludde. He is a regularly recurring guest at the Baroque Theatre of the Royal Palace of Gödöllő, having presented with the company there Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Bastien und Bastienne and Così fan tutte, Rossini's La Cenerentola, Galuppi's Il caff di campagna, Pergolesi's La serva padrona, Cimarosa's Il conduttore and Joseph Haydn's Il mondo della luna, Lo speziale and La canterina. He is a permanent guest conductor with Turin's Accademia Santo Spirito and Milan and Turin's MiTo Settembre Musica international festival. For his artistic activities, he was recognised with the Liszt Award in 1991 and the Hungaroton Award in 2001.