The toughest opera season in the worldmain
We have just received the new brochure from La Monnaie in Brussels.
It’s not a lot of laughs.
Director Peter de Caluwé writes: ‘When we reflect on our mission, we don’t only think about our artistic vision but also, and above all, our higher purpose.’
Apart from Cav&Pag there is not a single obvious crowd-pleaser in the season. No Verdi or Puccini. No bel canto. No Mozart/DaPonte. No Carmen.
Just very serious stuff:
Mozart, Lucio Silla
Poulenc, Dialogues des Carmelites
Dallapiccola, Il Prigioniero – with Rihm, Das Gehege
Bartok, Bluebeard’s Castle/Miraculous Mandarin