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BrusselsFlagey Piano Days: Lars Vogt

Connesson, Rachmaninov, Grieg
Brussels Philharmonic; Stéphane Denève; Lars Vogt

GhentPelléas et MélisandeNew Production

© Kati Heck | Courtesy Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp
Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Alejo Pérez; Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; Opera Vlaanderen; Marina Abramović; Mari Eriksmoen; Jacques Imbrailo; Leigh Melrose

BrusselsFlagey Piano Days: Boris Giltburg

Connesson, Stravinsky, Prokofiev
Brussels Philharmonic; Stéphane Denève; Boris Giltburg

AntwerpTime Is Endless

Time Is Endless
Rachmaninov, Pärt, MacMillan, Rautavaara, Saariaho, De Ley, Miskinis, Ešenvalds
Klaas Stok; Flemish Radio Choir

BrusselsModern Times

Chaplin: Modern Times
Brussels Philharmonic; Dirk Brossé
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Miracle in a wasteland: Das Wunder der Heliane

Das Wunder der Heliane © Annemie Augustijns
At its local Antwerp première, David Bösch’s new production of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane makes it the only house ever to have mounted twice.
*****
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Tragic dignity and pathos from José Cura's Otello

José Cura (Otello) © Lorraine Wauters | Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège
Cura's powerful spinto tenor impressed from his opening “Esultate!” and left no doubt as to the Moor's authority.
****1
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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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Agrippina meets Dynasty in Antwerp

Agrippina © Annemarie Augustijns
Opera Vlaanderen revives a production of Handel's Agrippina based on American soap operas of the 1980s.
****1
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Multi-media stress test for Antwerp’s new hall

Claron McFaddon © Koen Broos
Overshadowed by its Hanseatic cousin Hamburg, Antwerp recently celebrated the opening of its own new concert hall. In his Symphony no. 2, Wim Henderickx tested the hall's capabilities with a multi-media extravaganza.
***11
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