On the occasion of the performance of Halévy's La Juive, Opera Vlaanderen, in cooperation with the European Academy of Musictheatre in Vienna and the Jewish Institute at the University of Antwerp, is holding an international symposium on the works of Jewish composers, authors and artists and Jewish motifs in opera. 

The symposium focuses on the question of how Jewish artists and their cultural background and heritage translate to the world of opera. Both from a historical and a contemporary perspective, it examines how Jewry or the figure of the Jew are staged. There are lectures and contributions from directors, composers, intendants and internationally renowned experts from the academic world.


Wed 15 April

Opera Vlaanderen
Schouwburgstraat 3, 9000 Ghent
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Thu 16 April - morning

UA, Aula C.002 
Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerp
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Thu 16 April - concert + afternoon

Opera Vlaanderen 
Frankrijklei 3, 2000 Antwerp
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With the kind support of :

  • Jewish Community ​Shomre Hadas, Antwerp
  • Barbara Schlaff and Martin Schlaff

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