The Hungarian National Ballet, the 137-year-old official ballet company of the Hungarian State Opera, announces an audition upon invitation to be held from 10:00 on 20 February 2022 at the newly renovated historic Opera House for immediate openings as well as contracts starting 15 July 2022 (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.
Every New Year at the Hungarian State Opera begins with Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven, and Fidelio is staged or performed regularly in a concert version. Now, two pieces of incidental music by the composer genius originally written on commission by the German Theatre of Pest for its opening in 1812 make their way to the Opera's repertoire. The double bill featuring König Stephan and Die Ruinen von Athen premieres on 25 September 2021 at the Eiffel Art Studios.
The internationally acclaimed production of Carmen by Calixto Bieito kicks off the new Hungarian State Opera season on 3 September 2021 at the Eiffel Art Studios, the new artistic complex of the institute starring Andrea Szántó, Szabolcs Brickner and Zsolt Haja under the baton of János Kovács.