The 2019- 2020 season of Opera Ballet Flanders begins with a large serving of Giuseppe Verdi in the form of Don Carlos, Macbeth and the Requiem. Ghent Opera and Amarant treat you to an invigorating Verdi immersion in which the Italian opera maestro will be re-examined and re-explored in a new and surprising way.
Is Verdi’s Requiem more theatre than religion? Was the composer a full-blooded homo politicus or was his political image more of a construction of the Risorgimento movement? And how does Alain Platel’s C(H)OEURS translate rebellion and the call for individual freedom in Verdi’s operas? Experience and exploration go hand in hand on this day, in which the musical as well as the spiritual and cultural legacy of Verdi is approached with an open and fresh set of eyes. Be there!