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Performer: Opera Vlaanderen

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GhentLes Pêcheurs de perlesNew production

Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)
David Reiland; Stef Aerts; Opera Vlaanderen; Thomas Verstraeten; Judith Van Herck; Elena Tsallagova; Charles Workman

AntwerpCardillacNew production

Hindemith: Cardillac
Dmitri Jurowski; Guy Joosten; Opera Vlaanderen; Katrin Nottrodt; Simon Neal; Betsy Horne

GhentCardillacNew production

Hindemith: Cardillac
Dmitri Jurowski; Guy Joosten; Opera Vlaanderen; Katrin Nottrodt; Simon Neal; Betsy Horne

AntwerpLa Juive

Halévy: La Juive
Antonino Fogliani; Peter Konwitschny; Opera Vlaanderen; Johannes Leiacker; Zoran Todorovich; Corinne Winters

GhentLa Juive

Halévy: La Juive
Antonino Fogliani; Peter Konwitschny; Opera Vlaanderen; Johannes Leiacker; Zoran Todorovich; Corinne Winters
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Miracle in a wasteland: Das Wunder der Heliane

Das Wunder der Heliane © Annemie Augustijns
At its local Antwerp première, David Bösch’s new production of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane makes it the only house ever to have mounted twice.
*****
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Rewriting Rimsky: a dismal Sadko in Ghent

Zurab Zurabishvili (Sadko) © Annemie Augustijns
Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera is rarely performed outside Russia. Sadly, I doubt that Daniel Kramer’s staging for Opera Vlaanderen will win it many new friends.
**111
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Agrippina meets Dynasty in Antwerp

Agrippina © Annemarie Augustijns
Opera Vlaanderen revives a production of Handel's Agrippina based on American soap operas of the 1980s.
****1
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Inside the mind of the Moor with Thalheimer's Otello in Antwerp

Corinne Winters (Desdemona) and Ian Storey (Otello) © Annemie Augustijns
The unclear ideas and the excessive blackness in Thalheimer’s concept failed to convince, but Stoyanov and Joel’s presentation of Verdi’s score made up for those problems.
**111
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Understated elegance: Robert Carsen's sublime Bohème

© Annemie Augustijns
Robert Carsen's understated elegance on stage counterbalances Puccini’s highly charged melodrama. 
****1
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