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Zsolt Horpácsy



Hungarian dramaturg Zsolt Horpácsy makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2017/18 Season as the dramaturg for Barrie Kosky’s production of Carmen.

Horpácsy studied theatre at the Universität für Theater- und Filmkunst in Budapest and musicology at the Humbolt Universität in Berlin, where his teachers included Professor Dr Gerd Rienäcker. He began his career as an assistant dramaturg for companies and festivals including Berlin Festival, and as a dramaturg for the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest and for the State Theatre in Cottbus. Since 1996 he has been the Dramaturg for Frankfurt State Opera where in recent seasons he has worked on productions including Der fliegende Holländer, Eötvös’s Der goldene Drache, Ezio, Serse, Rigoletto, Mozart’s La betulia liberata, Euryanthe, Falstaff, Teseo, Der Zwerg, Eine florentinische Tragödie, L’incoronazione di Poppea, the world premieres of Saed Haddad’s A Wintery Spring and Arnulf Herrmann’s Der Mieter and (with Barrie Kosky) Carmen, Dido and Aeneas and Duke Bluebeard’s Castle.