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15/12/09 - 17/01/10

Candide

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Candide, an illegitimate child of noble origin, and his secret love, Lady Cunegonde, live together with their retinue in the ‘best of all possible worlds’, as their mentor Dr Pangloss had taught them. But when war breaks out, Candide...
Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Yannis Pouspourikas
Director: Nigel Lowery

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03/11/09 - 09/12/09

Madama Butterfly

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Madame Butterfly is the drama of a Japanese geisha who, in her love for a man from a foreign culture, exchanges her own country’s age-old traditions for an uncertain future. This radical choice makes her an outcast...
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Muhai Tang
Director: Robert Carsen

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19/09/09 - 23/10/09

Wozzeck

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Although the story of Wozzeck , which is based on Georg Büchner’s impressive dramatic fragment Woyzeck , is set on the margins of society, it also shows its most profound core. It is...
Composer: Alban Berg
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Director: Guy Joosten

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09/06/09 - 14/06/09

Aquarius

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With this fully-fledged stage production of Aquarius, justice is finally being done to the great masterpiece by Karel Goeyvaerts, one of the figureheads of the new music movement in Flanders.
Composer: Karel Goeyvaerts
Conductor: Sian Edwards
Director: Pierre Audi

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28/04/09 - 26/05/09

Samson et Dalila

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A surprisingly topical opera about the mechanisms of fanaticism: thebiblical story of Samson and Delilah is an exemplary illustration ofhow reconciliation is found wanting in the face of religious andpolitical motives. Using the example of the impossible love between...
Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
Conductor: Yannis Pouspourikas
Director: Omri Nitzan, Amir Nizar Zuabi

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15/03/09 - 09/04/09

Così fan tutte

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Of the three operas created by the duo of Mozart and Da Ponte, Così fan tutte isperhaps the most ambiguous. What presents itself as a nimble comedy isin reality a harsh analysis of human limitations...
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Attilio Cremonesi
Director: Guy Joosten

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07/02/09 - 08/03/09

Mazeppa

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Pyotr Illich Tchaikovsky’s seventh grand opera Mazeppa is a timeless parable of the laws of social change and the continuously re-occurring conflict between tradition and revolution, and between reality and utopia. The...
Composer: Pjotr Iljitsj Tsjaikovski
Conductor: Dmitri Jurowski
Director: Tatjana Gürbaca

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14/12/08 - 18/01/09

Falstaff

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Verdi’s final opera is a brilliant riposte to Gioacchino Rossini’ssuspicions that his colleague was too serious and melancholy to evercreate a decent opera buffa . With Arrigo Boito’s libretto, theold master had finally come across the...
Composer: Richard Wagner
Conductor: Enrique Mazzola
Director: Giorgio Barberio Corsetti

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07/11/08 - 30/11/08

The Rape of Lucretia

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With his chamber opera, The Rape of Lucretia , BenjaminBritten follows the path of the classical tragedy. The intimacy of thework and its focus on an ill-fated climax bring to mind Purcell’s Dido and...
Composer: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Director: Carlos Wagner

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12/09/08 - 10/10/08

Turandot

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In a similar vein to Verdi, Puccini reveals an incredible love for renewal at the end of his life. Turandot , in this sense, is very much the crowning achievement of his oeuvre. The opera, completed...
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Patrick Fournillier
Director: Robert Carsen

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