Roadshow 2018 - La Monnaie/De Munt © Hugo Segers i
La Monnaie/De Munt Roadshow
Orfeo & Majnun is a community project including a music theatre in English and Arabic, a parade and a 'parcours', representing the creative work made by Brussels' communities on the myth of Orpheus & Eurydice and the love story of Layla and Majnun. It celebrates the diversity of (the capital of) Europe and reaches out to new audiences, i.e. people who don't automatically know opera or the opera house.The music theatre is also made involving a lot of volunteers, schools, children & youth choirs ... and combines Western and Eastern music. After its world premiere in Brussels, Orfeo & Majnun, supported by Creative Europe, will go to the Wiener Konzerthaus (Austria), the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (France) European Capital of Culture Valletta 2018 (Malta), Operadagen Rotterdam (the Netherlands), the Krakow Festival Office (Poland) and the MSMFeira (Portugal). Please consult www.demunt.be or www.orfeoandmajnun.eu for all details.
See below for pictures of the rehearsal!
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03 May 2019
Mannheim / Germany
"The opera is a beautiful tower - but unfortunately without a staircase."
With this picture, the Mannheim opera dramaturgy describes the problem of an art form that is one of the most complex in our cultural landscape - and therefore usually attracts a theatrically experienced, educated, long-established audience. But how do newcomers get to the tower?
Royal Swedish Opera
15 May 2018
Stockholm / Sweden
This year's Raodshow took place on the occasion of the dress rehearsal of the ballet "The Trial". The Trial is a new full-evening ballet inspired by Franz Kafka’s classic novel, Der Prozess, that draws you into a twisted bureaucratic maze.
For this event, the Royal Swedish Opera invited book circles, authors, young dance enthusiasts as well as students of literature, finance and political science to take part in an evening full of music, conversations and dance.