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12/04/14

On Bluebeard

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In this course, the art historian Peter De Smet and Head of Dramaturgy department Luc Joosten examine the origins of Bluebeard in literary tradition and shed light on him as an opera figure. They also concentrate on Bartók’s composition and the approach...

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With the Argandi Piano Trio

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Professor Francis Maes, a specialist in Russian music, and the dramaturge Piet De Volder focus on Shostakovich’s fascinating combination of satire and classical tragedy and on the context of early Soviet culture.

There is a...

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Oppressed by an impotent, rich spouse and an authoritarian father-in-law, Katerina Ismailova chooses to embark on a passionate love affair. Because of her hopeless situation, she seeks liberation in the arms of her attractive lover Sergei. When Sergei turns...
Composer: Dmitri Sjostakovitsj
Conductor: Dmitri Jurowski
Director: Calixto Bieito

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Tomorrow’s opera talent

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25/02/14 - 27/02/14

Shakespeare in concert

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No playwright has ever transposed our theme for next season – fatal attraction – to the stage better than England's greatest writer. And Shakespeare's work is also the theme running through this varied concert. Tchaikovsky drew inspiration from...
Composer: Pjotr Iljitsj Tsjaikovski, Dmitri Sjostakovitsj, Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Dmitri Jurowski

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13/02/14 - 01/03/14

Romeo and Juliet

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Tragic love story

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07/02/14 - 09/03/14

Otello

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The outsider Otello, a successful army general, gets married in secret to his great love Desdemona. Her father categorically disapproves of their relationship. Rodrigo, who is also seeking Desdemona’s hand, and by extension the whole community, throw a spanner...
Composer: Gioachino Rossini
Conductor: Alberto Zedda
Director: Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier

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Instrumental Bel Canto

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