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26 October 2023

Antwerp / Belgium

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Presented by Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Kruistocht is a family opera in which more than 50 children fill the stage and go on a quest for children's rights.

Kruistocht, meaning crusade in Dutch, is a contemporary family opera by Johan De Smet and Frederik Neyrinck that focuses on child slavery and migration by children. The opera tells the story of children working every day in factories, sewing, choking and toiling in the mines. In search for freedom and self-development, they will try with tireless resilience to flee their arduous daily life. 

In a diverse cast of all ages, with more than fifty children on stage and a musical alliance between the orchestra and the Compact Disk Dummies, we find soprano singer Marjan De Schutter and multi-disciplinary artist Jaouad Alloul. 

Kruistocht is a theatrical quest for children's rights, a journey through history about a necessary battle that has not yet been won.

Discover more about the opera by watching the videos below.


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