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.
He was born in England from a Ukrainian father and a British mother. He is qualified as a linguist and practised as a lawyer in the United Kingdom for 4 years before embarking on a singing career. He began his vocal studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and completed them in Switzerland with Kammersängerin Maria Sandulescu. In Basel, Switzerland he sang many of the bass-baritone roles in the Russian, German, French and Italian repertoires. For the last three decades, he has sung in the most prestigious opera houses: Paris, Vienna, Munich, Florence, Amsterdam, Madrid, Moscow, London, Salzburg, Rome, Berlin, Toronto; under a glittering array of conductors: Claudio Abbado, Jeffrey Tate, Semion Bychkov, Zubin Mehta, Peter Schneider, Mark Wigglesworth, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder, Daniel Barenboim, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kirill Petrenko and Kasushi Ono. Highlights include: Don Pizarro (Fidelio) at Munich and Vienna State Operas, the title role in Wozzeck at the Maggio Musicale in Florence, Doctor Wozzeck at the State Opera in Berlin, Schigolch (Lulu) in Brussels and Munich, Macbeth in Berlin, Falstaff at the Canadian Opera Company, Tomski (Pique Dame) at Teatro Real Madrid, Klingsor (Parsifal) and Hunding (Die Walküre) at the Bolshoi in Moscow, Alberich (Siegfried) in Lyon, Nekrotzar (Le Grand Macabre) in Brussels, the General in (Prokoffiev: The Gambler in Amsterdam), Simone (The Florentine Tragedy) in Geneva, Boris (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) in London, Šiškov (From the House of the Dead) in Berlin in the acclaimed Patrice Chéreau production with Sir Simon Rattle. 2016 marked his premiere performance in Ukraine, art song recitals in Kyiv and in Lviv. He is the artistic director of the Ukrainian Art Song Project, whose aim is to record an anthology of over 1000 Ukrainian classical art songs by 26 Ukrainian composers.