In 2013 we will be commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of two opera giants: Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. With Richard Wagner's Parsifal, a new musical-theatre work on the relationship between Wagner and Nietzsche (Tragedy of a Friendship) and Verdi's Requiem on the programme, the Flanders Opera, in collaboration with Ghent University, will turn the spotlight on the two composers.
The interaction between the opera idioms of the two composers plays a central role. The symposium not only provides a platform for academics such as Gundula Kreuzer (author of Verdi and the Germans) and Mary Ann Smart (author of Mimomania), but also for theatre-maker Jan Fabre and composer Moritz Eggert, the driving forces behind Tragedy of a Friendship.
Precise details of the programme will be announced later.
In collaboration with the Department of Art, Music and Theatre Studies at Ghent University.
Tickets from € 8.00 to € 10.00