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Brodeck

Ghent Opera House, Ghent, Belgium
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Important Info
Type: Opera
City: Ghent, Belgium
Starts at: 20:00
Intervals: 1
Duration: 2h 30min
Sung in: French
Titles in: Dutch,English
Cast
Performers
Bass: Damien Pass (Brodeck)
Soprano: Elisa Soster (Émélia)
Mezzo-Soprano: Helena Rasker (Fédorine)
Choir: Koor Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Conductor: Marit Strindlund
Orchestra: Symfonisch Orkest Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Tenor: Thomas Blondelle (Göbbler)
Tenor: Thomas Blondelle (Peiper)
Creators
Composer: Daan Janssens
Director: Fabrice Murgia
Writer: Philippe Claudel
Overview

Composer Daan Janssens adapts Philippe Claudel's successful novel into an opera.

A man enters an inn to buy butter. Instead, he finds his fellow villagers, who have just committed a heinous crime. They ask him to report the facts. ‘My name is Brodeck and I had nothing to do with it’, his story begins. Step by step he reconstructs how a stranger arrives from over the mountains and evokes memories that the villagers would rather let slumber.

Le Rapport de Brodeck by the celebrated author Philippe Claudel dates from 2007, but the novel has lost none of its urgency. Composer Daan Janssens reworked this dark parable of war, xenophobia and memory into the libretto of his third opera. In his unique musical language, navigating between cinematic grandeur and crystalline sounds, he delves into the multi-layered memory of the narrator. Claudel’s refined play with time is also right up the alley of director Fabrice Murgia, who is praised for dynamic theatre that thrives on live video. Together, Janssens and Murgia tell a story that cannot be forgotten.

Coproduction with Opéra national de Lorraine and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in collaboration with LODmuziektheater

Venue Info

Ghent Opera House - Ghent
Location   Schouwburgstraat 3

The Ghent Opera House dates from 1840 and boasts an atmosphere of wealth and luxury. In the first half of the 19th century, rich Ghent industrialists initiated the building of a new and luxurious opera house. It was meant to be the showcase for their newly acquired wealth and no expense was spared. In the splendid horseshoe-shaped theatre, being seen was just as important as seeing.

Three elegant salons form an impressive 90-meter long enfilade, allowing each salon to be used separately or in combination.

The Foyer is ideal for coffee breaks, lunches and break out sessions.

The Redoute Salon is an intimate oval room, perfect for both seated and walking dinners or receptions.

The Lully Hall was conceived as a concert hall. With its chandeliers, paintings and opulent gold interior, it harks back to the 19th-century origins of the building. It is an ideal room for seated dinners or receptions.

The auditorium is a horseshoe-shaped bonbonière with excellent acoustics and technical facilities.

Important Info
Type: Opera
City: Ghent, Belgium
Starts at: 20:00
Intervals: 1
Duration: 2h 30min
Sung in: French
Titles in: Dutch,English
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