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.
Levente Török was born into a musical family in 1993. After completing his studies in piano and music composition at the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music, he continued his education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, training as a conductor (under Mark Stringer and Yuji Yuasa) and répétiteur (under Konrad Leitner). During his years at the conservatory, he served as a répétiteur at the Hungarian State Opera’s Opera Studio under the guidance of Géza Oberfrank. He made his debut as an opera conductor in May 2014, in a production of Don Giovanni at the Schönbrunn Palace Theatre, as assistant to Christoph Ulrich Meier. In the 2014/15 season, he led the Wiener Staatsoper’s newly created Chorus Academy as assistant to the chorus director. He has worked as a conductor and répétituer at numerous prestigious music festivals. Since 2014, he has served as the permanent assistant conductor of the Wels Wagner Festival, where under the leadership of Ralf Weikert he prepared productions of Wagner’s Lohengrin and Tannhäuser and other pieces in collaboration with renowned singers like Peter Seiffert and Lioba Braun. In 2016, he also made it to the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman with a guest performance of the Wels Festival’s Lohengrin. In March 2017, as part of the Baden-Baden Festival, he worked with Sir Simon Rattle as the répétiteur for a production of Tosca, and he also served as Teodor Currentzis’s assistant in La bohème in the autumn of that same year. Between 2015 and 2018, Török worked as a conductor/répétiteur at Theater Regensburg, where he conducted numerous premieres that he rehearsed himself (including Künneke’s Der Vetter aus Dingsda and various ballet and children’s productions) and several hundred repertoire performances of such pieces as Un ballo in maschera, La Cenerentola and Così fan tutte. Since the autumn of 2018, he has been first conductor at Theatre Ulm, where so far this season he has conducted Der fliegende Holländer, Hänsel und Gretel, My Fair Lady and Der Vetter aus Dingsda. He is making his Hungarian State Opera debut in April 2019 with Háry János.