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.
Máté Szabó Sipos
Máté Szabó Sipos was born in Budapest in 1964 and commenced his musical education by studying piano. At the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, he first earned a bachelor's degree in conducting, voice and music theory pedagogy in 1990, followed by an honours master's degree after completing Ervin Lukács's conducting course in 1995. He served as assistant conductor with the Dohnányi Orchestra Óbuda between 1994 and 1996 and as a section leader with the Hungarian National Choir from 1989 until 2000. He has been the principal conductor of the Eger Symphony Orchestra since 1996 and served as assistant director of the Budapest Philharmonic between 1998 and 2000. From 1994 to 2005, and again during 2015 and 2016, he taught conducting at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. He worked as principal chorusmaster and artistic director of the Debrecen Kodály Chorus from 2000 to 2003. In 2000, he also joined the artistic committee of Debrecen's Béla Bartók International Choir Competition. After serving as chorus director and a conductor at the Hungarian State Opera between 2003 and 2014, he has since 2016 again filled the post of principal chorusmaster at the Debrecen Kodály Chorus, as well as that of head of the opera department at Debrecen's Csokonai National Theatre. He conducts both with his own ensembles and as a guest with several other notable orchestras and conducts opera performances both in Hungary and abroad (in Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Italy, Mexico and Switzerland).