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.
Patrick Delcroix was educated at the Centre International de Danse Rosella Hightower in Cannes and the École de Danse Colette Soriano in Orthez, France. In 1982 he joined the Iwanson Dance Company in Munich before being engaged by the Scapino Ballet in Rotterdam and the Nederlands Dans Theater I where, under the direction of Jiří Kylián, he danced from 1986 to 2003. During these years he worked extensively with many celebrated choreographers, including William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Edouard Lock, Nacho Duato, Hans van Manen and Jiří Kylián, with whom he created many ballets. His choreographic career began with his participation in the NDT annual workshops which were introduced in 1988. He was further encouraged to pursue this field of choreography, by being invited by Jiří Kylián to create numerous works for all three companies of the Nederlands Dans Theater I, II and III. To date, Delcroix has created and re-staged over 40 works on 25 companies. Delcroix teaches and stages numerous works by Jiří Kylián all over the world, working with companies such as the Royal Danish Ballet, Boston Ballet, Dresden Semper Oper Ballett, Ballet de l’Opera du Rhin and the Paris Opera Ballet, amongst others. In 2001, he was knighted by the French government for his services to the arts and received the Chevalier dans l’ordre des “Arts et des Lettres”.