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31/01/03 - 02/03/03

Werther

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Jules Massenets Werther is a high light in Franch opera history? Flanders Opera brings this masterpiece directed by Willy Decker. This world famous director brings the Antwer/Gent pûblic a pure an renewing vision.
Composer: Jules Massenet
Conductor: Patrick Fournillier
Director: Willy Decker

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08/12/02 - 21/01/03

Così fan tutte

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Of the three operas for which Mozart collaborated with da Ponte, "‘Cosìfan tutte" is probably the most ambiguous. What presents itself as alight-hearted comedy is really a sober analysis of human limitationsand deceit. 'Così fan tutte le belle’ (‘That...
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Jos van Immerseel
Director: Guy Joosten

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28/11/02 - 07/12/02

Powder her Face

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‘Pure façade – power, perfume, make-up and fur – and nothing behind it’is how Thomas Adès and librettist Philip Hensher describe the eccentricDuchess of Argyll, née Margaret Whigham, who became involved in anotorious divorce case in 1963. The opera...
Composer: Thomas Adès
Conductor: Luca Pfaff
Director: Carlos Wagner

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30/10/02 - 01/12/02

Fidelio

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‘This opera will win me a martyr’s crown’, wrote Beethoven about"Fidelio". The difficulties encountered by the main opera characters ontheir way to freedom was matched by the problems the composer had toovercome to create his only work in this...
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Ivan Törzs
Director: Francisco Negrin

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19/09/02 - 20/10/02

Il Trittico

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Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Director: Robert Carsen

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11/06/02 - 10/07/02

Orlando

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The heroïcal epos "Orlando Furioso" by Ariosto, in which the maincharacter goes down because of his love for the sorceress Angelica,inspired Händel to write one of his most intense opera's. He used thetraditional elements of an Italian baroque opera...
Composer: Georg Friedrich Händel
Conductor: Paul Goodwin
Director: Robert Carsen

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03/05/02 - 05/06/02

La Fanciulla del West

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With this La Fanciulla del West Flanders Opera adds a new chapter toit's Puccinicycle which was organised with conductor Silvio Varviso anddirector Robert Carsen. Puccini wrote for his main character, Minnie,one of his most modern music.
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Silvio Varviso
Director: Robert Carsen

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"Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" could be seen as the comical versionof Tannhäuser. The Meistersingers are with their competitions the closeminded colleagues of the Meistersingers in Wartburg. The contradictionbetween conservatisme and artistic renewing gets treated with thenecessary relativisme.
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Friedemann Layer
Director: Christine Mielitz

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10/02/02 - 05/03/02

Flight

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In “Flight”, the young British composer Jonathan Dove, sets up aconfrontation between a collection of the most diverse human beings,while they are obliged to stay overnight at an airport, due to a severestorm. What follows is a rarely strange...
Composer: Jonathan Dove
Conductor: Paul McGrath
Director: Richard Jones

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20/01/02 - 03/02/02

Norma

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Bellini finds in Belcanto an instrument to create a unity between musicand emotions. His noble and melodious  style with influances of Gluck,will lead his way for years to come for Italian Opera and willinfluance Donizetti and Verdi a great...
Composer: Vincenzo Bellini
Conductor: Massimo Zanetti

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