Mission

Vlaamse Opera is the only large opera institution in Flanders that has two opera houses, one in Antwerp and one in Ghent.

Vlaamse Opera aims to perform the major works of opera history and new creations in a high-quality, contemporary manner, interpreting them for today’s society and putting them up for discussion. Our performances are intended to be socially relevant musical theatre that can, by means of emotion, intellect and vision, reach and inspire a broad audience drawn from every level of the population. Today’s opera for today’s people.

The cultural diversity and demographic structure of Flanders are to be reflected in the content of the programme.

Under the name Opera.Explorer, Vlaamse Opera works to constantly lower the threshold for children, young people and vulnerable groups, by appealing to them on their own wavelength. Because opera is for everyone.