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.
Zita Váradi earned her diploma in solo voice and voice pedagogy at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in 1996, and worked as a soloist with the Csokonai National Theatre of Debrecen from 1995 before joining the Opera in 2001. She has taken part in master classes held by Paolo Montarsolo, Vera Rózsa, Júlia Hamari and Walter Berry. In 1995, she won the Ferenc Lehár International Operetta Competition in North Komárom (Komárno), and also took second place at the Katia Ricciarelli Singing Competition in Mantua. In 2003, she partnered with Gérard Depardieu to portray the Empress in Kodály's Háry János at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. She was named a Chamber Singer of the Hungarian State Opera for the 2012/13 season. Over the past years, her roles at the Opera have included Norina (in Donizetti's Don Pasquale), Adina (in the same composer's L'elisir d'amore), Susanna (Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro), Musetta (Puccini's La bohème), Clorinda (Rossini's La Cenerentola) and Adele (J. Strauss's Die Fledermaus). In 2016, she was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit.