introduction

A score as strong as iron filled with engaging rhythms and lyrical arias, and a swirling story full of spicy intrigues and comical plot twists. That was all Franz Lehár needed to create The Merry Widow, a operetta that was a box-office hit in 1905 and that still intrigues the imagination.

Hervé Niquet and François Pirette will doubtless add extra bells and whistles to his interpretation of this delightful operetta.

programme

Franz Lehár • La veuve joyeuse (concertante version)
sung in french, dutch subtitles

Playlist

artists

Hervé Niquet

conductor

Hervé Niquet, chief conductor of the Vlaams Radio Koor and principal guest conductor of the Brussels Philharmonic, considers the musical profession from a researcher’s perspective, and thus gives priority to primary sources in order to move beyond established conventions and customs.

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Vlaams Radio Koor

ensemble

The Vlaams Radio Koor was founded in 1937 by the Belgian public broadcaster of the day. Today it has become a choir of exceptionally high quality that counts both domestically and internationally among the top ensembles.

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François Pirette, director & actor

soloist

Author, comedian, singer, director, scenographer, production leader and producer: François Pirette has been an insatiable creative jack-of-all-trades for over 35 years.

Hendrickje Van Kerckhove, soprano

soloist

Hendrickje Van Kerckhove interprets Missia Palmieri, the wealthy widow and title role.

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Thomas Blondelle, tenor

soloist

Thomas Blondelle interprets Prince Danilo, the military attaché of the embassy and Missia's former lover.

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Sébastien Droy, tenor

soloist

Sébastien Droy interprets Camille de Coutançon, the charming lieutenant des chasseurs and lover of the baroness.

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Jolien De Gendt, soprano

soloist

Jolien De Gendt sings Nadia Popoff, the beautiful and young wife of Baron Popoff.

Philippe Souvagie, baritone

soloist

Philippe Souvagie sings Baron Popoff, ambassasdor of Marsovie in Paris, and Pritschitch, second secretary.

Joris Derder, baritone

soloist

Joris Derder sings Kromski, the chancellor.

Helena Bohuszewicz, alto

soloist

Helena Bohuszewicz sings Olga, Kromski's wife.

Marc Meersman, baritone

soloist

Marc Meersman sings Bogdanowitch, the first secretary.

Evi Roelants, soprano

soloist

Evi Roelants sings Sylviane, Bogdanowitch's wife.

Ivan Goossens, tenor

soloist

Ivan Goossens sings D'Estillac, military attaché Belgium.

Kai Rouven Seeger, baritone

soloist

Kai Rouven Seeger sings Lerida, consul of Guetemala.

Eva Goudie-Falckenbach, alto

soloist

Eva Goudie-Falckenbach sings Prascovia, Pritschitch's wife, and Manon.

Concert plus

practical info

Tickets

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location

concert

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