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.
Janó Papp was born in 1970 in Szeged, where he also attended school. He developed an early interest in the theatre and theatrical costumes and, after graduating from high school, took on assignments as an assistant to costume designer Tivadar Márk. During this same period, with the backing of costume designer Judit Schäffer, he became a costume assistant at the National Theatre of Szeged in the 1988/89 season. He then joined a group led by József Ruszt that seceded from the Szeged company to form the unaffiliated Independent Stage company, for which he did costume design work in 1989 and 1990. His first major assignment came in the summer of 1990 from the Szeged Open-Air Festival, when he put together the costumes for József Ruszt's production of András Sütő's drama The Susa Weddings using Judit Schäffer's designs. At this point, his primary goals became to teach himself the art of costume design and to discover original tailoring techniques, which he modelled on 50-centimetre-high figures, displaying some of them in solo exhibitions. His exhibition at the 1990 Novus Art Festival in Sopron led to an invitation to design the costumes for a 1991 production of The Grotesque Farce of Mr Punch the Cuckold at Budapest's Katona József Theatre. After this, he would go on to work at nearly every theatre in Budapest and elsewhere in Hungary, as well as to collaborate on several major projects abroad. Since 1998, he has worked as a regular guest at the National Theatre of Szeged and is credited with designing the costumes for more than 85 productions there, including for fairy-tale plays, dramas, ballets and operas. The Szeged audience has voted for him to be presented with the Dömötör Award for best costume designer of the season a total of eight times. By the end of 2011, he had designed more than ten thousand outfits for more than 430 theatrical and film productions.