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.
director, set and costume designer
In 2014, Stefano Poda's new production Tristan und Isolde (conducted by music director Zubin Mehta) opened the 77th edition of the Festival Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. In 2015, new productions were Faust at the Teatro Regio of Torino (co-production with Israeli Opera of Tel Aviv and Opéra de Lausanne), Andrea Chénier at Korea National Opera, Thaïs at the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo, Otello at the Hungarian State Opera House. His worldwide career numbers about one hundred productions. Among his more recent and best-known works as Opera Director, Set, Costumes, Lighting Designer, and Choreographer include: at the Teatro Regio of Torino, Thaïs by Massenet in 2008 (DVD and Blu-ray RAI/Arthaus Musik), which has been included in the list of twenty landmark opera productions over the past twenty years, compiled by BBC Music Magazine in 2012; at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, Falstaff with Ruggero Raimondi for the movie theaters around the world in 2009 (DVD RAI/Dynamic); Il Concilio dei Pianeti of Albinoni (DVD Unitel); La Forza del Destino as season-opening 2011 of the Teatro Regio of Parma (DVD Unitel) and revival at Parma Festival Verdi 2014; The Trittico by Puccini at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires in 2011; Leggenda by Alessandro Solbiati at Teatro Regio of Torino; Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor and Nabucco at the Teatro Verdi of Padua and Trieste. In 2012 he presented Maria Stuarda at the Opera Graz (with revival in 2013 in Bilbao), Tosca (Klagenfurt and Wuppertal) and inaugurates the 2012 Athens Festival with Il trovatore at the Acropolis' theatre of Herodes Atticus. In 2013 he inaugurated the St.Gallen Festival with Attila and the opera season of Theater Erfurt with Don Carlo.