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 1970, György Vashegyi commenced his music studies as an instrumentalist. At age 18 he won admission to the conducting programme at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, where he graduated with top honours in 1993 after studying under Ervin Lukács. He has also participated in conducting master classes taught by John Eliot Gardiner and Helmuth Rilling on several occasions. In 1990 he established the Purcell Chorus in Budapest, and a year leader founded the Orfeo Orchestra, also based in the Hungarian capital. Vashegy primarily conducts his own ensembles, but also regularly appears as a guest conductor with other early music ensembles (such as Concerto Armonico, Capella Savaria and Musica Aeterna) and symphony orchestras (the Hungarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Philharmonic, the Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca) Philharmonic Orchestra, MÁV Symphony Orchestra, the Pannon Philharmonic in Pécs, the Miskolc Symphony Orchestra, the Hungarian Telecom Symphony Orchestra [now Concerto Budapest], Sinfonietta Hungarica, Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok, etc.) In September of 1998, he conducted the Romanian premiere of Mozart's Idomeneo at the Kolozsvár State Hungarian Opera, and in May 2000, at the helm of both the MÁV Symphony Orchestra and the Hungarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, conducted the concert-version world premiere of Levente Gyöngyösi's opera The Stork Caliph in Budapest. He made his Opera House debut in August of 2000, leading the Orfeo Orchestra in (as a premiere production for the Opera festival) Haydn's L'infedeltà delusa, the first opera performance using period instruments in the history of the Opera House. Since then, he has been a regular guest at the Hungarian State Opera, having also rehearsed and conducted the Opera House premiere of Gyöngyösi's The Stork Caliph in May of 2005.