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.
Born in Berettyóújfalu, Andrea Szántó launched her musical studies at the Gyula Music School with József Csiky, later becoming a student of Valária Berdál at the Szeged Conservatory. She earned her diploma from the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Budapest in the course headed by Éva Andor. Her artistic and vocal development has been aided by Erzsébet Komlóssy and Margit Kaposy, and she is currently working with Dana Mihaylova. She was still a student at the academy when she shared first prize, and won Hungarian Radio and Television's special prize, at the First International Baroque Singing Competition. After completing her studies, she signed with the Hungarian State Opera. A former member of Theater-Bielefeld, she would go on to become a soloist at the National Theatre Mannheim, where she made her debut in the role of Judit (in Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle) under the baton of Adam Fischer. With a repertoire embracing more than 50 operatic roles and also as a concert singer, she has performed at the Bregenz Festival and the Schwerin Castle Festival, as well as in such cities as Vienna, Graz, Hannover, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Zagreb, Toulouse, Nagoya, Sapporo and Tokyo. The list of composers she has collaborated with includes Christoph Eschenbach, Tamás Vásáry, Adam Fischer, Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro, János Kovács, Zoltán Kocsis, Friedemann Layer and Howard Williams, and she has also worked with numerous major directors, such as Hans Neuenfels, Christopher Alden, Achim Freyer and Philip Himmelmann. Principal roles: Eboli (Don Carlos), Preziosilla (La forza del destino), Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana), Laura (La Gioconda), Elisabetta (Maria Stuarda), Adalgisa (Norma), Judit (Bluebeard's Castle), Kundry (Parsifal), Ortrud (Lohengrin), Venus (Tannhäuser), Charlotte (Werther), the title role in Carmen, Dalila (Samson et Dalila) and Marina (Boris Godunov).