Opera Vlaanderen



The Flanders Opera is the only Flemish opera company, performing in opera houses in Antwerp and Ghent, and with its own choir and orchestra. The Flanders Opera sees opera as total art, an artistic discipline in which visual and auditory components have equal importance. As such, the focus is on topics relevant to our era. The programme contains both new or unknown works and contemporary interpretations of well-known repertory pieces. The goal is to show contemporary audiences the multiplicity of forms of expression, ranging from 17th-century music theatre to the most recent works.
The Flanders Opera is careful to avoid worn paths, by commissioning new works, making productions for young people, performing unknown baroque repertory pieces or by working with internationally acclaimed Flemish directors (including Jan Fabre, Guy Joosten, Ivo Van Hove, etc.). In addition to their opera programme, the Flanders Opera also presents a programme of symphonic concerts, lunchtime concerts and song recitals. In 2000, the Flanders Opera founded the Operastudio, a post-graduate training for young opera singers.
Aviel Cahn is general director since 2008.

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