Bit overwhelmed by our full programme? For young people who want to experience opera or ballet for the first time, we have the following suggestions.
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny - new production
The jazzy opera tells the story of criminals who set up a trap town. Pleasure is the only law, as long as you pay for it. What seems like paradise soon turns into hell. Ivo van Hove directs.
Woman at point zero - music theatre, Belgian creation, festival
A gripping multimedia opera about exploitation and emancipation, inspired by the novel of the same name by Nawal El Saadawi. The music is a special blend of western and eastern traditions, performed on folk instruments
Le nozze di Figaro - new production
Who would have thought that the marriage of Susanna and Figaro would degenerate into a crazy day full of temptation, intrigue, unexpected twists and playful misunderstandings? A tragicomic opera as only Mozart can write.
Mozart/ Concert Arias. - Ballet, reprise
Mozart knows better than anyone how to sing about love, De Keersmaeker in turn knows how to dance it. In 1992 she made a choreography to Mozart's concert arias, which our Ballet is now allowed to perform.
Creature - Ballet, reprise
In a dilapidated laboratory on the North Pole, people are investigating how mankind can continue to exist. Star choreographer Akram Kahn returns with a spectacular ballet about desolation and isolation, and the longing for connection.
Satyagraha - opera, ballet, reprise
Philip Glass's opera sketches a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, the inspirer of peaceful protest. Opera is combined with dance by choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in an intriguing performance about 'the power of truth'.