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

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March 2017
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BrusselsGroslot – Stravinsky: Ebullient feasts of sound

Berlioz, Groslot, Stravinsky
Brussels Philharmonic; Giancarlo Guerrero

BrusselsQueen Elisabeth Music Competition, Edition 2017: Cello – Finals

Brussels Philharmonic; Stéphane Denève

BrusselsThe Cunning Little Vixen

Janáček: The Cunning Little Vixen
Antonello Manacorda; Christophe Coppens; De Munt | La Monnaie; Andrew Schroeder; Lenneke Ruiten; Eleonore Marguerre

BrusselsAllison Cook recital

Purcell, Schoenberg, Adès, Glowicka, Weill
Allison Cook, Mezzo-soprano


Hosokawa: Matsukaze
Bassem Akiki; Sasha Waltz; De Munt | La Monnaie; Pia Maier Schriever; Christine Birkle; Barbara Hannigan; Charlotte Hellekant


Verdi: Aida
Alain Altinoglu; Stathis Livathinos; De Munt | La Monnaie; Samuel Jean; Alexander Polzin; Andrea Schmidt-Futterer; Adina Aaron
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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