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.
Tamás Pál's name is a familiar sound in the world's concert halls, and especially its opera houses, since the highly experienced conductor has demonstrated his extraordinary skills in playing music dramas on every continent except Australia. He began his career in Budapest, but it was really in Szeged where he developed it. This is also where his far-reaching international career was launched, and drawing on his experiences in this city, he made Szeged into a recognised and honoured centre of opera life. In addition to his regular obligations in Hungary, he has been engaged to conduct at numerous spots around the world. He has appeared to great acclaim in a number of major cities in Italy and France, just as he has in Lima, Portland and Caracas. Over the course of his career, he has conducted the entire Italian opera repertoire, and is deservedly considered an expert on bel canto. In addition to interpreting world-famous works, he has taken an active part in broadening the operatic repertoire. He is associated with the rediscovery of significant works, of which more than one – for example, Salieri's Falstaff, Cimarosa's Il pittor Parigino and Liszt's Don Sanche – have become a living part of the international repertoire. He has collaborated as conductor in creating numerous significant concert and opera recordings of a high standard, released by such labels as Warner Music, Naxos and Hungaroton. Over many years of work as a teacher, he has educated generations of répétiteurs and singers at Budapest's Liszt Music Academy, and is currently engaged in teaching the operatic voice students at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Szeged. In recent times, he has also been involved in directing opera productions.