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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Antwerp, Belgium

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AntwerpAnima Eterna Brugge

Wolf, Mahler, Brahms
Anima Eterna Brugge; Jos van Immerseel; Thomas E. Bauer

AntwerpVienna Symphony / Brahms

Brahms
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Jordan; Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider

AntwerpLes BienveillantesWorld première

Parra: Les Bienveillantes
Peter Rundel; Calixto Bieito; Opera Vlaanderen; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Rainer Trost; Rachel Harnisch

AntwerpDavid Zinman conducts Tchaikovsky

Adams, Martinů, Tchaikovsky
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra; David Zinman; Josef Špaček jr

AntwerpAfternoon Concert: Demons, Witches and Madness

Locke, Purcell, Handel, Bellini, Donizetti
Symfonisch Orkest Opera Vlaanderen; International Opera Academy

AntwerpMacbeth

Verdi: Macbeth
Paolo Carignani; Michael Thalheimer; Opera Vlaanderen; Henrik Ahr; Michaela Barth; Thomas Johannes Mayer; Marina Prudenskaya
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Mob mentality: a powerful La Juive at Opera Vlaanderen

Corinne Winters (Rachel) and Ray Cornelius Smith (Éléazar) © Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Peter Konwitschny's production strips away much of the religious symbolism, presenting the difference between Jews and Christians as little more than the dyed colour of their hands. 
****1
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Isabelle Faust shines with Gardiner and the LSO

Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede
A memorable evening: LSO horns on tremendous form with Sir John Eliot Gardiner on the podium and Isabelle Faust in stellar performance.
****1
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Beguiling Tchaikovsky from Gerhardt and Mäkelä in Antwerp

Klaus Mäkelä © Heikki Tuuli
The Rococo Variations show Pyotr Ilyich at his most beguiling and Gerhardt’s cello made the Andante sostenuto variation sing from every bar.
****1
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Radiant Vilde Frang opens Antwerp season

Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve
Attentive to the dynamics and tempi, Frang meshed her violin with the orchestra, naturally coming into the footlights or receding into an accompanying role when required. In effect, the performance had a feel of an improvisation.
****1
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Ott and de Waart bring magnificent Mozart and Dvořák to Antwerp

Alice Sara Ott © Jonas Becker
The Antwerp Symphony Orchestra make Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony sound like new, while Alice Sara Ott’s joy in playing Mozart is palpable.  
*****
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Thrilling Beethoven and Mahler in Antwerp

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
A night to remember in Antwerp as Salonen and the Philharmonia demonstrated once again that, in the right hands, familiar repertory can still prove compelling and even surprising.
*****
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