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

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BrusselsO Magnum Mysterium

Purcell, Byrd, Whitacre, Tavener, Palestrina
BachWerk

BrusselsIan Bostridge recital

Schumann, Brahms
Ian Bostridge, Tenor

BrusselsEstonian Festival Orchestra

Pärt, Tüür, Shostakovich
Estonian Festival Orchestra; Paavo Järvi
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We're pretty fucking far from okay

Lisbeth Gruwez and Nicolas vladyslav zoom in on what fear does to the body. An intense performance that goes further than just a demonstration of tight muscles and stress.
***11
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Black gold: Rimsky-Korsakov in Brussels

Laurent Pelly exploits the satirical side of Rimsky-Korsakov's The Golden Cockerel at La Monnaie in a darkly humorous but colourfully performed production.
****1
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Prima la musica: an intriguing Capriccio in Brussels

Strauss' 'conversation piece' of an opera is given a warmly sympathetic production with the musical rewards coming as much from the pit as the stage.
****1
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Gassmann's comedy L'Opera Seria in Brussels

An opera that pokes fun at opera seria? An opera that features backstage preparations for a show, followed by an opera within an opera? No, it’s not Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos
****1
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Melodical treasures and romantic pathos of Rubinstein's The Demon

Full of melodic treasures hidden for ages, Anton Rubinstein's The Demon answers the most demanding expectations.
****1
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Spontini's La vestale

Despite its failings, La Monnaie turn Gaspare Spontini's 1805 La vestale into a fascinating evening's opera.
****1
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