Chamber Ensemble version of Carmen at the Liszt Academy in Budapest on 16th January




Performance of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music

Bizet: Carmen

Carmen: Anna Fürjes  
Don José: Sykora Miroslav 
Escamillo: Azat Malik  
Micaela: Estefanía Avilés 
Frasquita: Katoh Hiroko  
Mercedes: Gabriella Fenyvesi 
Dancairo: Ágoston Cser  
Remendado: Bence Gulyás 
Morales: Martin Csölley 
Zuniga: Ferenc Endrész  
Costumes: Judit Sinkovics 
Choreographer: Krisztián Gergye 
Musical assistant: Mónika Baja 
Reinstrumentalization for chamber music: Stephen McNeff 
Anima Musicae Ensemble 
Conductor: Szabolcs Sándor 
Director: László Keszég 
Head of Department: Andrea Meláth

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.


Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Stephen McNeff