Season 2013-2014

OPERA

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Bluebeard’s Castle/Winterreise is a unique combination of two great classical works, whose central theme is human loneliness. In Bartók’s only opera, the curiosity of the recently married young Judith leads her to discover Duke Bluebeard’s terrible secret....
Composer: Béla Bartók, Franz Schubert
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Director: Kornél Mundruczó

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11/06/14

Don Giovanni

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Not one of the 2065 women who cross his path is capable of resisting Don Giovanni. Conscious of his limited time on earth, the master seducer wants to get the most he can out of life, no holds barred....
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Alexander Joel
Director: Guy Joosten

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Voorbije opera's

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21/09/13 - 26/10/13

Tristan und Isolde

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Tristan accompanies Isolde to her marriage to King Marke. But on the journey, a coincidence transforms the love that’s been simmering between them into a fiery passion. Once they reach land, it is clear that their relationship does not...
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Dmitri Jurowski
Director: Stef Lernous

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05/11/13 - 26/11/13

Tosca

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The passionate prima donna Floria Tosca finds herself caught up in a deadly love triangle. She falls for the charms of Cavaradossi, an artist with revolutionary leanings, but at the same time is passionately desired by the sadistic and...
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Maurizio Barbacini
Director: Frans Willem de Haas

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15/12/13 - 19/01/14

Der Rosenkavalier

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In 18 th -century Vienna, the Marschallin, a mature but attractive princess, arranges a marriage between her skirt-chasing nephew Baron Ochs and the beautiful Sophie. The Marschallin’s young lover Octavian sets out as the 'Rosenkavalier': he...
Composer: Richard Strauss
Conductor: Dmitri Jurowski
Director: Christoph Waltz

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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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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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Bluebeard’s Castle/Winterreise is a unique combination of two great classical works, whose central theme is human loneliness. In Bartók’s only opera, the curiosity of the recently married young Judith leads her to discover Duke Bluebeard’s terrible secret....
Composer: Béla Bartók, Franz Schubert
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Director: Kornél Mundruczó

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CONCERT

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26/04/14 - 27/04/14

Mozart mass in C minor

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Easter concert
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli

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A tribute, with rarely sung choral passages

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20/06/14 - 24/06/14

Queen Elisabeth Gala Concert

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Festive concert comprising arias and duets
Conductor: Dmitri Jurowski

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BALLET

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16/04/14 - 11/05/14

Beyond the tutu

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A triple challenge for the Royal Ballet of Flanders with this provocative triple bill. The evening is a tribute to ballet as an art form and at the same time questions ballet myths.
 
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YOUTH/EXPLORER

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Vlaamse Opera regularly organises long-term projects with schools, related to our opera productions. The groups end up watching a performance on the big opera stage!
This time its the turn of the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwecollege.

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Vlaamse Opera regularly organises long-term projects with schools, related to our opera productions. The groups end up watching a performance on the big opera stage! This time its the turn of De Sterrenkijker from Antwerp.

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Vlaamse Opera regularly organises long-term projects with schools, related to our opera productions. The groups end up watching a performance on the big opera stage! This time its the turn of Perspectief.

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PLUS

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28/09/13 - 21/06/14

Introductory tour on Saturday

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From 28/09/2013 in Antwerp - from 19/10/2013 in Ghent null

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28/09/13 - 03/05/14

Opera & film

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Opera and film make for interesting crossovers, new approaches and serious confrontations. The Flanders Opera and Cinema Zuid will this season again be proposing a selection of films that open new doors into the opera productions that you can...

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29/09/13 - 17/06/14

Backstage

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On some performance dates you can have a look behind the scenes immediately after the performance and take a close look at the set. The production manager will explain some of the technical wonders of the set. Each Backstage...

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05/10/13 - 25/06/14

Prelude

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From 05/10/2013 in Antwerp - from 26/10/2013 in Ghent null

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30/04/14

Escorial

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Music theatre Transparant
Director: Josse De Pauw

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According to Schönberg, ‘The only revolutionary in our era was Strauss!’ The extremely well-filled Strauss happening at deSingel should be enough to find out exactly what he meant by this. The Vlaamse Opera Chorus will also be taking part...

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