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Carmen at the Liszt Academy, Budapest

  • 1061 Budapest,  Liszt Ferenc tér 8. Budapest Hungary (map)

Every year the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, as organizer of the Opera Exam Festival, prepares for this international meeting with one of its own productions.

This year’s music theatre project is managed by theatre director László Keszég, and once again we can see and hear students of the opera department of the Liszt Academy. In 2019 it is the turn of the world-famous Bizet opera Carmen to be staged.

Of course, we can expect to come across another truly remarkable performance to chamber music accompaniment.

British composer Stephen McNeff, who is also famous as a contemporary opera author, reorchestrated the work at the request of Mid Wales Opera in 2014. Bizet often employed an orchestra to evoke a Spanish ambience, and this chamber orchestra version remains true to this concept.

Bizet: Carmen

Carmen: Anna Fürjes
Don José: Sykora Miroslav
Escamillo: Azat Malik
Micaela: Estefanía Avilés

Costumes: Judit Sinkovics
Choreographer: Krisztián Gergye
Musical assistant: Mónika Baja

Transcription for chamber ensemble: Stephen McNeff
Anima Musicae Ensemble

Conductor: Szabolcs Sándor
Director: László Keszég
Head of Department: Andrea Meláth

Date and time:
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 from 19:00-21:00

Music Academy
1061 Budapest,  Liszt Ferenc tér 8.

Earlier Event: 16 January
Banished at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin
Later Event: 17 January
Banished at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin