Eric Raes

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    Eric Raes in Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Seizoen 2003-2004)

  • Copyright Annemie Augustijns

    Eric Raes in Werther (Seizoen 2002-2003)

  • Copyright Annemie Augustijns

    Eric Raes in Werther (Seizoen 2002-2003)

  • Copyright Annemie Augustijns

    Eric Raes in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Seizoen 2001-2002)

  • Copyright Annemie Augustijns

    Eric Raes in Die Zauberflöte (Seizoen 2000-2001)

Borsa in Rigoletto

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