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.
set and costume designer
Ukrainian designer Oleksandr Bilozub graduated from the Kiev Academy of Applied Arts in 1979 and then obtained a degree in directing from the city's University of Culture and Arts in 1990. After directing several productions in which he also appeared as an actor between 1991 and 1995, he worked as a set designer at Kiev's Theatre on the Podol from 1996 until 2000 (notably, on Andriy Zholdak's productions of Carmen and The Idiot). Since 2002, he has been an actor, designer and director at the Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theatre in Kiev while also working at the Illyés Gyula Hungarian National Theatre in Beregszász and doing design work as Attila Vidnyánszky's regular collaborator at the National Theatre, New Theatre and Hungarian Theatre in Budapest and at the Csokonai National Theatre in Debrecen. At the Hungarian State Opera, his designs have appeared in Janáček's Jenůfa (2004), Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (2005), Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (2006), three one-acts – Renard, Mavra and L'Histoire du soldat – by Stravinsky (2007) and Verdi's La forza del destino (also in 2007).