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.
Tamás Solymosi completed his studies at the Hungarian Dance Academy and the Vaganova Ballet Academy in Saint Petersburg, as well as in Monte Carlo. After graduating as a dancer, he also trained as a ballet teacher and choreographer in the early 2000s. As he was frequently sought to perform abroad, his appearances at the Hungarian National Ballet were primarily as a guest. He has also made guest appearances with the ballet companies of Miami and Chicago and the Osaka Ballet, and has appeared as a principal at the Wiener Staatsoper, the Dutch National Ballet, the Semperoper Dresden and the ballet company of the New York Metropolitan Opera. Audiences have also had the chance to see him at the Bolshoi in Moscow, the opera houses of Munich and Berlin, as well as in Santiago de Chile. In 2006, he once again dedicated his full energy to working in Hungary when he took up the position of deputy director of the Hungarian Dance Academy. In 2011, he was named acting director of the Hungarian National Ballet, a position that was confirmed as permanent two years later, and filling this office now constitutes the main focus of his work. Since coming under his leadership in 2011, the Hungarian National Ballet has completely renewed its repertoire, greatly enriching it to include, alongside its traditional Hungarian ballet productions, nearly every great classical piece, numerous major neoclassical ballets and some of the more important modern works. The international auditions it holds have attracted more and more participants each year, with several hundred dancers registering from every corner of the world on each occasion. He regularly invites the finest international répétiteurs to share their expertise with the company by working with its artists. In 2016, he established, within the Hungarian State Opera, the Hungarian National Ballet Institute, which by early 2018 was aiding in the development of more than one hundred students who also appear in various ballet productions (including The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire and Swan Lake).
Awards and recognitions: Artist of Excellence of Hungary (2018) Artist of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (2006) Philip Morris Award (2004) Gundel Award (2003) Gyula Harangozó Award (2001) EuroPAS Hungarian Dance Award (1998) Elvira Vécsey Award (1990) Award of Excellence (1990)