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.
set and costume designer
Márta Pilinyi graduated from the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts in 1979, qualifying as a clothing designer, and then went on to earn another degree from the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in 1982, this time in set and costume design. She launched her career at the National Theatre of Szeged and did her thesis work at the Csokonai Theatre of Debrecen. She has worked in practically every theatre in Hungary (in addition to the above, in those of the cities of Eger, Pécs, Székesfehérvár, Miskolc, Siklós, Zalaegerszeg, Veszprém and Szombathely, and in Budapest at the Katona József Theatre, Müpa Budapest, the Thália Theatre, the National Theatre, the Madách Theatre and the Karinthy Theatre), and has also been invited abroad to work in the theatres of Kassai (Košice), Révkomárom (Komárno), Eszék (Osijek) and Marosvásárhely (Târgu Mureș), as well as at the Hungarian Opera of Cluj-Napoca and in Georgia. In film, she has collaborated with János Dömölky, György Hintsch, Károly Esztergályos, Krisztina Deák and György Gát, while also working with such stage directors as Mária Angyal, István Pinczés, Menyhért Szegvári, Péter Valló, Géza D. Hegedűs, Miklós Benedek, Tamás Balikó, Attila Béres, Máté Szabó, Iván Markó and Pál Oberfrank. She received Hungarian Television's award of excellence in 1989, which was followed by the Tivadar Márk Award in 2008 for her work on the television film The Seven Who Were Hanged (directed by János Dömölky) and, in 2015, the Theatre Critics' Award for best costumes for her work on the production of Michael the Brave at the Weöres Sándor Theatre in Szombathely). In the Hungarian State Opera's repertoire, she is credited for the costumes for Carmen and Der Zigeunerbaron.