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.
Tamás Szirtes earned his degree in directing from Tamás Major's course at the College of Theatre and Film Arts in 1968. He was a member of the József Attila Theatre from 1968 to 1972 and of the National Theatre of Miskolc from 1972 to 1973. He has been a stage director at the Madách Theatre since 1973, and the theatre's director since 2004. From 1977 to 2005 he taught drama students at the College of Theatre and Film Arts. He received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary in 1998, the Theatre Critics' Award and the Pro Urbe Budapest Award in 2006 and the Kálmán Nádasdy Award in 2008. In 2009 he won the Kossuth Prize. He has gained renown as the director of numerous musical theatre productions, including Mamma Mia!, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Producers, The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Les Misèrables, Smiles of a Summer Night, Oliver!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.