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.
Born in Budapest in 1951, István Szlávik pursued his studies in the set and costume design department at the Leningrad Academy of Theatre, Music and Cinema, where he graduated in 1976. He started work as a designer at the National Theatre in 1974. He worked at Kecskemét's Katona József Theatre between 1977 and 1979, and in Szolnok's Szigligeti Theatre from 1979 to 1981. He then did design work in Miskolc from 1981 to 1983 before becoming the József Attila Theatre's designer from 1983 to 1992. Since 2000, he has worked at the Hungarian Theatre of Pest. His design work is marked by highly expressive models (three-dimensional initial designs), constructive development of spaces, painstaking design of lighting effects and a confident style. He has taken part in exhibitions both in Hungary and abroad. He received the Theatre Critics' Award in 1983, the Mari Jászai Award in 1990, and the Phoenix Award on several occasions. He previously designed the sets for the Opera House's productions of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera (1986), Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor (1995) and Puccini's Manon Lescaut (2001).