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.
Adorján Pataki was born in Dicsőszentmárton (Târnăveni) in 1981 and started his musical education at the Calvinist College of Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca), moving on to the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in that same city in 1999 to study singing under Marius Vlad. He joined the Kolózsvár Hungarian Opera as a soloist in October of 2005, and since that year he has collaborated with the philharmonic orchestras of Arad, Nagyvárad (Oradea), Nagyszeben (Sibiu), Szatmár (Satu Mare), Brassó (Brașov), Craiova, Vâlcea, Iași and Botoșani, the Bucharest Chamber Orchestra, the Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) Romanian National Opera, the Romanian National Opera of Temesvár (Timișoara) and the Hungarian State Opera. In 2007, he sang Alfredo (in La traviata) in Eszék (Osijek) on the centenary of the establishment of the city's theatre. In the 2012/13 season, he sang Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) in both Darmstadt and Chemnitz, following up with appearances as Rodolfo (La bohème) in Bergen and as Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra) in Prague during the 2013/14 season. He has participated in tours of the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Norway. In 2006, he received the special prize from the Romanian Association of Composers and Musicologists (UCMR) at the Traian Grozãvescu International Singing Competition, and in 2009 took the special prize for best chamber music performer at the Ionel Perlea International Song Competition, while 2010 saw him win special awards both at the Ninth International Ferenc Lehár Operetta Singing Competition and from Duna Television. He has been a permanent guest artist at the Hungarian State Opera since 2011, with his roles there including Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra), Rodolfo (Luisa Miller), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) and the title role of Hunyadi László.