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.
He was born in Budapest in 1932. He studied set design at the College of Applied Arts, Budapest, where he graduated in 1961. He started work at the Gárdonyi Géza Theatre, Eger. In 1965, he signed a contract with the Szeged National Theatre, where he spent six seasons. He became a designer of the National Theatre in 1979, then signed a contract with the Katona József Theatre. In 1990 he joined the National Theatre again. He has created designs for various theatres and open-air performances in Budapest and in the country as a guest designer. He started to teach at the scenic and costume design department of the College of Applied Arts in 1978. His first design in the Opera House was that of Il barbiere di Siviglia in 1986, which was followed by several memorable productions in cooperation with, among other, András Békés: Anna Boleyn (1987), Dido and Aeneas, Mario and the Magician (1988), Martha (1990) and Don Carlos (1994).
Awards and recognitions: Artist of the Nation (2014) Kossuth Prize (2012) Artist of Mertit (1984) Jászai Award (1973)