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CarmenNew production

Eiffel Art Studios: Bánffy StageÉszaki Műhely Kőbánya, Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary
Dates/times in Budapest time zone
Saturday 02 October 202119:00
Bizet, Georges (1838-1875)CarmenLibretto by Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy,
Hungarian State Opera
Balázs KocsárConductor
Calixto BieitoDirector
Flores Tarres IldefonsoSet Designer
Mercè PalomaCostume Designer
Andrea SzántóMezzo-sopranoCarmen
Szabolcs BricknerTenorDon José
Gábor BretzBassEscamillo
Zoltan NagyBassEscamillo
Kinga KrisztaSopranoMicaëla
Attila ErdösBassLe Dancaïre
Botond ÓdorTenorLe Remendado
István RáczBassZuniga
Attila DobákBaritoneMoralès
Ildikó MegyimóreczMezzo-sopranoFrasquita
Anna Csenge FürjesMezzo-sopranoMercédès
Máté VáthSpoken wordLillas Pastia
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Hungarian State Opera Chorus
Gábor CsikiTenor
Hungarian State Opera Children's Chorus
Nikolett HajzerChoirmaster / chorus director

Opera in two parts, four acts, in French, with Hungarian and English surtitles

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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