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

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GhentTe Deum

Charpentier, Purcell
B'Rock Orchestra; Lionel Meunier; Vox Luminis

GhentLaureatenconcerten

Brussels Philharmonic; Stéphane Denève

GhentLes BienveillantesWorld première

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

GhentAfternoon Concert: Demons, Witches and Madness

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

GhentGoodbye and a new beginning

Wagner, Tchaikovsky
Symfonisch Orkest Opera Vlaanderen; Dmitri Jurowski; Thomas Johannes Mayer
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Magnificent Rachmaninov tribute from Lugansky and Denève in Ghent

Nikolai Lugansky © Marco Borggreve
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

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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Andreas Schager triumphs in Bieito's Tannhäuser

Andreas Schager (Tannhäuser) and Ausrine Stundyte (Venus) © Annemie Augustijns
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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