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AntwerpFaustNew production

Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes Faust
Philippe Herreweghe; Julian Rosefeldt; Opera Vlaanderen; Sammy Van den Heuvel; Brian Mulligan; Eleanor Lyons; Mikhail Timoshenko

GhentFaustNew production

Schumann: Szenen aus Goethes Faust
Philippe Herreweghe; Julian Rosefeldt; Opera Vlaanderen; Sammy Van den Heuvel; Brian Mulligan; Eleanor Lyons; Mikhail Timoshenko

GhentShéhérazade / L'Heure espagnoleNew production

Ravel
Alejo Pérez; Tom Goossens; Opera Vlaanderen; Conrad Willems; Solgerd Isalv; Daniel Arnaldos; Ivan Thirion
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Mob mentality: a powerful La Juive at Opera Vlaanderen

Corinne Winters (Rachel) and Ray Cornelius Smith (Éléazar) © Opera Ballet 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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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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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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Inside the mind of the Moor with Thalheimer's Otello in Antwerp

The unclear ideas and the excessive blackness in Thalheimer’s concept failed to convince, but Stoyanov and Joel’s presentation of Verdi’s score made up for those problems.
**111
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