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.
Árpád Sándor was born in 1978, in Székelyudvarhely (Odorheiu Secuiesc) where he commenced his music studies at the Palló Imre Music High School. He then went on to continue them at the Gheorghe Dima Academy of Music in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca), under the tutelage of Iulian Jurja. He has been a soloist at the Hungarian Opera of Cluj-Napoca since 2003, and has collaborated with the opera houses of Budapest, Bucharest, Miskolc and Kolozsvár, as well as with the theatres of Kaposvár, Kecskemét, Eger and Kolozsvár and the philharmonic orchestras of Marosvásárhely (Târgu Mureș), Bucharest, Szatmár (Satu Mare), Nagyszeben (Sibiu), Brassó (Braşov), Székelyudvarhely and Kolozsvár. He has appeared in Italy, Croatia, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Hungary. In 2005, he won an award at the Hariclea Darclée International Singing Competition in Brăila, and also won the Hungarian Opera of Cluj-Napoca's Ágnes Kriza Award in that same year. In 2007, he won the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj's artistic council's award for his performance in the title role of Gianni Schicchi as well. In 2011, he won the Lya Hubic Trophy. His rich opera repertoire includes roles from Mozart (Papageno), Donizetti (Raimondo and Dulcamara), Bizet (Escamillo), Ferenc Erkel (Petur bán, Tiborc, György Brankovics, Árvai and Szepelik), Verdi (Zaccaria, Attila, the Marquis d'Obigny, Monterone, Sparafucile and Ramfis), Leoncavallo (Tonio), Puccini (Schaunard, Gianni Schicchi, Simone, Timur), and he also takes roles in works by contemporary composers like György Selmeczi, Levente Gyöngyösi and Cornel Țăranu. His symphonic repertoire comprises works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Rossini, Verdi and Shostakovich.