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Hungarian State OperaAndrássy út 22, Budapest, Central Hungary, 1061, Hungary
Dates/times in Budapest time zone
Saturday 25 February 202318:00
Wednesday 01 March 202318:00
Friday 03 March 202318:00
Sunday 05 March 202311:00
Thursday 09 March 202318:00
Sunday 12 March 202318:00
Bizet, Georges (1838-1875)CarmenLibretto by Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy,
Hungarian State Opera
Calixto BieitoDirector
Flores Tarres IldefonsoSet Designer
Mercè PalomaCostume Designer
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Hungarian State Opera Chorus
Andrea SzántóMezzo-sopranoCarmen
Szabolcs BricknerTenorDon José
Boldizsár LászlóTenorDon José
Gábor BretzBassEscamillo
Lilla HortiSopranoMicaëla
István RáczBassZuniga
Attila DobákBaritoneMoralès
Ildikó MegyimóreczMezzo-sopranoFrasquita
Anna Csenge FürjesMezzo-sopranoMercédès
Attila ErdősBassLe Dancaïre
Botond ÓdorTenorLe Remendado

The productions by the Catalan director Calixto Bieito, the “Quentin Tarantino of the opera stage”, cut incisively into the reality of their stories, making them shockingly provocative. And what work would suit this directing style better – with its similarly crazed passions and emotions – than Georges Bizet’s French opera Carmen? The director has transplanted this opera set in 19th-century Seville to post-Franco Spain, where he depicts a savage and cruel world with a high degree of realism – and not a hint of the clichéd flamenco of folklore. Bieito’s production has been staged all over the world, now it is coming to Hungary for everyone to enjoy here.

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