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.
costume designer, choreographer
Kriszta Remete earned her degree from the Hungarian University of Arts and Crafts in 1998 and then went on to study in the textile department of London's Royal College of Art in 2000. In 2008, she obtained her DLA at Moholy-Nagy University of the Arts, where she has also worked since 2001, since 2010 as an University associate professor. Her educational field is knitted fabric and garment design, design with alternative materials and special design. Her work has been recognised with numerous awards: in 1988 she was the young fashion designer of the year, and in 1999 she received the special prize from the Willy Guhl portion of the Schweizer Designpreise, while winning the Hungarian Design Award in 2001 also brought her praise from the relevant minister. She won the award for best costumes at the Pécs National Theatre Festival in both 2011 and 2012, and then in each 2012 and 2013 would receive the Theatre Critics' Award for her costume designs. She has received the Lajos Kozma Scholarship several times, and has also received the FISE, NKA and Eötvös scholarships. By the end of the '90s, she was holding numerous fashion shows and exhibitions of her work, with her creations appearing in, aside from Budapest, Lithuania, Switzerland, Finland, Latvia, Paris, New York and Brighton. Her first theatrical costume design was developed for a 1998 production of Gábor Goda's Cain's Hat. In recent years, she has collaborated as a costume designer in productions by Gábor Rusznyák, András Bálint and László Bagossy, to name a few of the directors she has worked with. Since 2004, she has worked together regularly with János Mohácsi, including at the National Theatre, the Örkény Theatre, the Radnóti Theatre, the Katona József Theatre as well as the theatres of Kaposvár, Szombathely and Pécs (Yellow Lily, 2004; Elizabeth I, 2006; Le Malade imaginaire, Dark Comedy, 2008; Der Stellvertreter, A Lost Letter, Peasant Opera, 2006; Peasant Opera, The Play at the Castle, The Village Rogue, 2010; We Only Live Once..., A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2011; Liliomfi, 2012; Le Malade imaginaire, The Merchant of Venice, Trilogia della villeggiatura, 2013; Peasant Opera, Starry Sky, A Stormy Night, This Earth Receives Me..., 2014; Bubbles, A Fog Following Me, The Crucible, The Village Rogue, The Glass Slipper, 2016). At the Erkel Theatre, she designed the costumes for János Mohácsi's production of Aida.