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Agnes Havas: Director Armel Opera Festival

25 May 2016

Two more presenters to announce for the Atelier in Budapest 2-8 June 2016, next in line is Agnes Havas, Director of the Armel Opera Festival, Hungary and host of this edition of the Atelier.

Graduating in 1992 with a degree in English and French from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Agnes Havas pursued study in Sweden. 

On her return to Budapest, she worked at the Institut Francais for more than a decade as the creator and organiser of musical events. In 2003 she formed her own production agency to create independent opera and theatrical productions working with partners both nationally and internationally.

In 2008 she founded the Armel Opera Festival with the unique concept of a festival which at the same time is an international competition for opera singers showcased in innovative productions. The festival now takes place every year and is internationally acknowledged as a platform for acclaimed productions working with opera houses from all over the world.

Renowned mentors from all over the world will guide the participants throughout the seven days of the Atelier BUDAPEST 2016 under the coordination of Hugo De Greef (Atelier Coordinator, former EFA Secretary General, Director European Capital of Culture Bruges 2002, Co-Founder Kaaitheater Brussels - Belgium): Rania Elias (Director of the Yabous Cultural Centre and Jerusalem Festival, Palestine), Bernard Faivre d’Arcier, (President Lyon Biennial, former long-standing Director Avignon Festival, France), Rose Fenton, (Director Free Word, former Director LIFT London, UK), Nele Hertling, (Member of the strategy group ‘A Soul for Europe’, former vice-president Academy of Arts in Berlin, former Director Hebbel-Theatre Berlin, Germany), Michal Merczyński, (Director of the Malta Festival Poznan and founder and director of Nostalgia Festival Poznan, Poland.), Jonathan Mills (Director of the Edinburgh International Culture Summit, former Director of the Edinburgh International Festival, UK.)

More information about the Atelier BUDAPEST 2016 can be found on the Atelier website.