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.
Director, intendant, general director, eternal member, master artist
Miklós Szinetár pursued his studies in music composition under Elek Huzella and in voice under József Sallai. After working as a director, and later chief director, at the Budapest Operetta Theatre from 1953 to 1960, he later served as artistic director of the Petőfi Theatre from 1960 to 1962. From 1962 to 1971 he was Hungarian Television's chief director, and from 1971 until 1974 its artistic manager. In 1974 he was promoted to artistic director, and then to deputy president in 1979. He has been working as a guest director at the Opera House since 1951, starting by directing Auber's opera Fra Diavalo in 1953. His biggest successes included a superb and humorous production of Così fan tutte that was rich in special effects while revealing every layer of the work. His connection to music extends to directing operetta and musicals, in addition to opera. He has directed numerous opera films, including 1976's Gianni Schicchi. His Bluebeard's Castle won the award for best directing in Prague in 1980. From 1993 to 1996, he was director of the Budapest Operetta Theatre, and between 1996 and 2001, as well as between 2002 and 2005, he was the Hungarian State Opera's general director, and he has been an eternal member of the Opera since 2000 and a master artist of the Hungarian State Opera since 2003. He has worked as a guest director in Genoa, Munich, Wuppertal and Yekaterinburg. His work has been recognised with numerous awards, including the Mari Jászai Award (1956 and 1961), the Kossuth Prize (1970), the Béla Balázs (1974), the Miklós Radnóti Anti-Racism Award (2009), the “My Homeland” Award (2011) and the Prima Award (2012).