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Performer: Opera Ballet Vlaanderen

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GhentL'Heure espagnole

Ravel: L'Heure espagnole
Alejo Pérez; Tom Goossens; Opera Ballet Vlaanderen; Solgerd Isalv; Daniel Arnaldos; Ivan Thirion; Denzil Delaere

AntwerpLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Kristiina Poska; Robert Carsen; Opera Ballet Vlaanderen; Michael Levine; Jean Kalman; Eleanor Lyons

GhentLa bohème

Puccini: La bohème
Kristiina Poska; Robert Carsen; Opera Ballet Vlaanderen; Michael Levine; Jean Kalman; Eleanor Lyons
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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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Dido and Aeneas reworked as performance art

Though ambitious and occasionally arresting, this revised and expanded take on the Purcell classic suffers from subtraction by addition.
**111
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Debussy rebuild fails the House of Usher

The question isn’t if Van Parys and Schoeters did right by Poe so much as if they did right by Debussy. Poe will prevail. Debussy’s opera remains unfinished. 

*1111
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Memento Mori: a paradigm shift in filming dance

Dance of a truly gripping and magical quality as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s compellingly beautiful work is translated for the screen. 
*****
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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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Mob mentality: a powerful La Juive at Opera Vlaanderen

Peter Konwitschny's production strips away much of the religious symbolism, presenting the difference between Jews and Christians as little more than the dyed colour of their hands. 
****1
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