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BEYOND BRUSSELS

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RODERIC DUNNETT journeys to Antwerp and Gent
and finds good things on offer at de Vlaamse Opera

 

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Leading British directors are regularly invited to Gent and Antwerp : Warner, Antony McDonald and Nicholas Hytner (see below), to name but three. So too was the fast-rising, peculiarly inventive Scottish director David McVicar, who followed up a notable Idomeneo by staging last season's new production of Offenbach's last masterpiece, The Tales of Hoffmann, in which Mireille Delunsch's Antonia and Marc Claesen's Crespel were among several outstanding performances.

Mireille Delunsch (Antonia) and Laurent Naouri (Docteur Miracle) in David McVicar's Vlaamse Opera production of Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann

 

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Copyright © 5 October 2000 Roderic Dunnett, Coventry, UK

 

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