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.
opera singer, György Melis Awardsoprano
Education and training: Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music Wiener Staatsoper, Opera Studio
Awards and distinctions: Artist of Excellence (2019) Artist of Merit
Professional history: Leipzig, Cologne, USA (Seattle, Philadelpia, New York), Japan Wiener Staatsoper Hungarian State Opera Wiener Mozart Orchester National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing Bregenzer Festspiele Opernfestspiele St. Margarethen MDR television recordingof the complete da Ponte cycle Conductors and singing partners: Alfredo Kraus, Gundula Janowitz, Anja Silja, Andreas Homoki, Günter Krämer, Peter Konwitschny, Claudio Abbado, Lothar Zagrosek, James Conlon
Principal roles: Mozart: Così fan tutte – Fiordiligi Puccini: Madama Butterfly – Cio-Cio-San Verdi: Aida – Aida Puccini: Tosca – Tosca Leoncavallo: Pagliacci – Nedda Puccini: La fanciulla del West – Minnie Massenet: Manon – Manon Lescaut Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro – Countess Almaviva Bizet: Carmen – Micaëla Verdi: Otello – Desdemona Janácek: Jenůfa – Jenůfa (director: Attila Vidnyánszky) Tchaikovsky: Onegin – Tatiana (director: Balázs Kovalik) Liszt: The Legend of Saint Elizabeth (conductor: Zoltán Kocsis) R. Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder (with the MR Symphonics) Vajda: Mrs. Karnyó – Mrs. Karnyó Verdi: Don Carlos – Elisabeth of Valois Giordano: Andrea Chénier – Maddalena Mozart: Don Giovanni – Donna Elvira Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades – Lisa Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District – Katerina Lvovna Izmailova R. Strauss: Elektra – Chrysothemis R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier – Marschallin R. Strauss: Arabella – Arabella Petrovics: The Shakespeare Songbook (dedicated to Éva Bátori)