Activities Friends

Discover all the activities of the Friends of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen

Annual Tea Party

In the summer we celebrate the start of the new season with our anual Tea Party. The perfect opportunity to get to know new Friends and to catch up with old ones, for once outside the walls of our beautiful opera houses. This year, we'll raise a toast on 25th August for a wonderous and musical afternoon, at the gorgeous estate of patrons Jan and Nadien De Backer in Schoten.

Tea Party
Sunday 25 August at 3 PM
Elshoutbaan 250, 2900 Schoten

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Open rehearsals 2024

As a Friend, you have the privilege of attending our performances first and foremost, at the (pre)dress rehearsal (which is the penultimate rehearsal before the premiere). A unique experience.

Pre-dress rehearsal Madama Butterfly | Thursday 5 September at 2 PM | Opera Antwerp

Dress rehearsal Rain | Tuesday 10 September at 7 PM | Opera Ghent

Pre-dress rehearsal Iphigénie en Tauride | Saturday 19 October at 2 PM | Opera Antwerp

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Pre-dress rehearsal Barzakh |Saturday 9 November at 2 PM | Opera Ghent

Dress rehearsal Field / Minus 16 | Friday 29 November at 7 PM | Theatre 't Eilandje

Pre-dress rehearsal Salome | Friday 13 December at 2 PM | Opera Antwerp

Price per person: 10 euro

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Visit Decor and Props Atelier Zele

The opera of Antwerp and Ghent holds no secrets for the Friends of Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, but our decor and prop atelier in Zele is a unique place not frequented by the public. We invite you for a tour around the wonderful atelier where the impressive decors of season 2425 are fully in progress.

Saturday 5 October, 11 AM

10 euro per person

Register here.

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Trip to London

We're going to London! On our programma is a combination of ballet and opera in the Royal Opera House. Transport and accomodation are not included in the trips. Next to the performances, we will organise a visit to a museum and a dinner.

Saturday 9 November: Encounters: Four Contemporary Ballets, click here for more.
Sunday 10 November: Les contes d'Hoffmann, click here for more information.

Register here. Registration runs until 8 July.

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Gala for Friends

This season we invite our Friends to the exclusive Gala for Friends. We will enjoy a dinner on stage at Opera Ghent with a private concert.

Save the date:
Friday 22 November — Opera Ghent

the official invite will come soon...

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Dagtrip Brussel: Turandot in De Munt

Traditions are there to adhere to.This year, too, we head to our Brussels colleagues at La Monnaie for their last opera production of 2024, for which we were able to secure tickets at a special Friends' price. With Fanny and Alexander, De Munt is venturing into an ambitious opera reworking of the lauded gem of Swedish cinema; a whole new creation directed by Ivo van Hove and with new music by composer Mikael Karlsson and librettist Royce Vavrek.

Sunday 08 December at 3 PM.
60 euro

Register here.

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