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.
Tünde Szalontay has studied acting, singing, modern dance and butoh, primarily under the guidance of international artists and teachers (including Daniela Piccari, Torger Wethal, Mark Thompkins, Michele Abbondanza, Malou Ariadnou, Dominique Mercey, Christine Quaraud, Oguri Renzouku, Tess de Quincey and Stuart Lynch). After working as a member of the Arvisura Theatre under manager István Somogyi until 1992, she joined the company of the Teatro Rio Rose, spending the next eight years there and making appearances with them in both Denmark and Italy (The Master of the Sky, La gazza ladra, Turandot). Since 2000, she has been a member of Béla Pintér and Company, where she has appeared in the following productions: The Gate to Nowhere, It Will Kill You and Make You Stupid, Peasant Opera, Dievoushka, The Queen of the Cookies, Korčula, Lonely Star, The Madwoman, the Doctor, the Disciples and the Devil, Children of the Demon and Kaisers TV Ungarn. She has also acted in several films, including András Salamon's Getno, András Jeles's Joseph and His Brothers – Scenes from a Peasant's Bible and Roland Vranik's The Citizen, as well as various short films, and has occasionally appeared in productions of Feminine Streak, the City Theatre, the Krisztián Gergye Company and the Scallabouche Theatre Company.