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.
Wayne Eagling was born in Montreal, Canada. In 1965, he was discovered by Michael Somes and Gerd Larsen when The Royal Ballet Company was touring the United States. He was invited to complete his ballet training at The Royal Ballet School in London and graduated into the Company in 1969. In 1972 came his first created role, the Brother in Kenneth MacMillan’s “Triad”. In September 1972 he was made soloist and he was promoted to Principal dancer in 1975. He has danced all the major classical roles in the repertoire of The Royal Ballet and worked with choreographers such as Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Hans van Manen, John Neumeier, Rudolph Nureyev, David Bintley and G. Tetley most who have created roles for him. In 1991 he ended his career as a dancer and became Rudi van Dantzig’s successor as Artistic Director of the Dutch National Ballet for 13 years. Between 2005-2015 he was artistic director of English National Ballet in London. He has been a jury member for many International Ballet competitions as well as chairman of the Seoul International Dance Competition. Choreographies: Sleeping Beauty (New National Theatre, Tokyo, 2014) For the English National Ballet: Resolution (2008), Men Y Men (2009), The Nutcracker (2010), Jeux (2012) Beauty and the Beast (Kremlin Ballet Company, Moscow, 2012) Troppo Allegro (Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 2005) Thais (Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, 2005) Yorkshire Ballet Seminars (2005) Mary Stuart (Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, 2004) Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opening gala (2003) For the Dutch National Ballet: Ruins of Time (1993), Symphony in Waves(1994), Duet (1995), Lost Touch (1995), Holding a Balance (1996), Nutcracker and Mouseking (1996), Magic Flute (1998), Rite of Spring (2000) The Last Emperor (Hong Kong Ballet, 1997) Alma Mahler (Teatro Alla Scala, Milan, 1994) Wall Concert, on the occasion of the demolition of the Berlin Wall (1989) I want to Break Free, video for the pop group Queen (1989) Beauty and the Beast (Covent Garden, 1996) Frankenstein, the Modern Prometheus (Covent Garden, 1985) R.B.Sque (The Royal Ballet School, 1983) Senso (Teatro Massimo, Palermo) Medea (Palladio Theatre, Vicenza) Pavane (European Television) Opium, Nijinsky (Teatro San Carlo, Napoli) Manfred (Ravenna Festival)