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.
Rita Velich earned her diploma in stage and costume design from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 1993 as a student of Péter Makai and László Székely. For her thesis project, she designed the visuals for a production of the fairy-tale piece The Blue Bird, directed by Jánor Szikora. She has worked at a number of theatres both in Budapest (Madách Theatre, János Arany Theatre, New Theatre, Attila József Theatre, Jószsef Theatre, Hungarian State Opera, Budapest Operetta Theatre) and elsewhere in Hungary (Pécs, Kecskemét, Kaposvár, Zalaegerszeg). She has also collaborated on contemporary dance pieces with such renowned artists as Yvette Bozsik and Éva Magyar. Her first work in Classical ballet involved updating the costume designs from Tivadar Márk's 1953 production of Coppélia, which was being staged by Gyula Harangozó Jr. She has designed the costumes for several highly successful musicals (Lévay's Mozart and Elisabeth and Presgurvic's Roméo et Juliette), and also designed the costumes for the opera film of Bánk bán directed by Csaba Káel. In recognition of her outstanding work in the theatre world, she was awarded the Mari Jászai Award in 2018.