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.
head costume designer
(1937-2006) Nelly Vágó studied costume design at the Budapest Academy of Arts and Crafts as a student of Judit Schaffer, receiving her diploma in 1962. Her career started that same year in Szolnok, at the Szigligeti Theatre, although she also became a member of the National Theatre at the same time. Working as a guest, she has designed costumes for every theatre in Hungary, both inside and outside Budapest, including for the Opera House and the open-air stages. Her work was frequently linked to the most modern and significant studios and directors. She has designed the costumes for numerous films for television and the cinema. She is an excellent representative of the Hungarian school of design, a visionary creator of artistic costumes of expressive power and rich in colours and shapes. Her costumes support the action and the character's anatomy, dressing them with great confidence in style and taste, an understanding of materials and the tools of modern technology. Her work has often appeared in both solo and group exhibitions. Her awards include the Mari Jászai Award (1972), being named an Artist of Merit (1985) and Artist of Excellence (1998) and the Kossuth Prize (2006).