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.
Born in the Transylvanian community of Székelykeresztúr (Cristuru Secuiesc), Zsejke Székely graduated from the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) in 1999, and has performed in numerous classical and contemporary operas, operettas and singspiels since then. Her principal roles from the classical repertoire include Norina (Don Pasquale), Despinetta (Così fan tutte), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), the Second Boy (Die Zauberflöte), Serpetta (La finta giardiniera), Annina (La traviata), Inez (Il trovatore), the Composer/Second Nymph (Ariadne auf Naxos), Micäela (Carmen), Mátyás (Hunyadi László), Marcellina (Fidelio) and Barbara (Schubert: Die Verschworenen). Her roles in contemporary operas have included Sylvie (Lajtha: The Blue Hat), Lena (Vajda: Leonce and Lena), Jutka Perzsi (Orbán: Prince Pikkó), the Second Servant (Gyöngyösi: The Stork Calif), Pamprine (Kőmíves: The Mute Gardener), as well as the soprano solo in Francis Poulenc's La voix humaine. Her repertoire of operettas and singspiels is also quite broad and includes Marie Louise (Háry János), Countess Stasi (The Gypsy Queen), Riquette (Victoria and her Hussar), Daisy Parker (Ball at the Savoy), Marcsa/Stéfánia (Miska the Magnate), Clarisse (Baroness Lili), Panni (Lieutenant Mary), Éduska (Palko Csinom), Maxi/Carolina Schlumberger (The Circus Princess). Her symphonic repertoire includes Zoltán Kodály's Te Deum and György Selmeczi's Sunday School.