You could hardly look – or rather, hear – past it: the unstoppable rise of the podcast. This intimate medium conjures up entire worlds in the space between two ears, with nothing but sound. And now, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen is also diving under the headphones for the launch of a brand-new podcast series.

'The voices' tell personal stories of ordinary people, and show how there is a hidden libretto to be found in everyone's life.

Each episode explores one of the timeless themes or great emotions that give meaning to the arts and to life. Audio artists Katharina Smets (host) and Maarten Buyl (sound design) take the listener on an auditory journey.

A new episode will be released on our website every six weeks. Discover the first one during a live event on 25 October. In the Lullyzaal of Opera Ghent, we will present the podcast to you, in the company of our first storytellers and lots of beautiful music.

Concept & creation

Katharina Smets

Maarten Buyl

Katherina Lindekens 


Annelien De Rycke

Noemi Suarez Sanchez


Ilse Degryse

Claïs Lemmens 

Joren Sanders

Tom Swaak

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