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

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Beginners' pluck: cast of first-timers in a first-rate Werther

Enea Scala and Rihab Chaieb impress in a concert performance of Massenet's Werther in Ghent. 
*****
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Daniel Proietto's RASA premieres at Ballet Vlaanderen

An operatic deconstruction of La Bayadère in Ghent that has ingenuity and flair but is also over-stretched.
***11
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Magnificent Rachmaninov tribute from Lugansky and Denève in Ghent

Nocturne may not be your dreamlike, moonlit summer night stroll, but quite a grim-visaged journey, threateningly dark with the occasional shaft of light piercing through in powerful, sonorous tutti.
*****
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Rewriting Rimsky: a dismal Sadko in Ghent

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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Andreas Schager triumphs in Bieito's Tannhäuser

The lack of shock value in Calixto Bieito’s interpretation of Wagner's Tannhäuser premiering at the Vlaamse Opera in Ghent could almost be seen as a disappointment. All the more surprising then was the romantic intimacy created in this superlatively sung production.
****1
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Plan C mit Schein: Israelis Brünnlein vom Collegium Vocale Gent

Ein gesendetes Notprogramm, das durch die Idealistik Herreweghes ein eigenes Brünnlein an Klarheit und Eingängigkeit darstellte.
****1
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