• Songs of war

    Songs of war
    Season 2012-2013

    Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and Heiner Goebbels' Songs of Wars I've seen are indictments of the absurdity of war. 

  • An Oresteia

    An Oresteia
    Season 2010-2011

    Musical drama by Iannis Xenakis based on lyrics by Aeschylus with added music by Annelies Van Parys.

     

  • Solitude

    Solitude
    Youth & Education
    Season 2008-2009

    An opera course for young people on Henry Purcell’s theatre music.

  • Babar

    Babar

    Inspired by an idea of pianist Claire Chevallier, this piano recital on Erard confronts music by Satie with music by Poulenc.

  • A total Entfuhrung

    A total Entfuhrung
    Season 2006-2007

    Mozarts Opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail adapted by author-director Ramsey Nasr and composer Wim Henderickx.

  • Intra-Muros

    Intra-Muros
    Season 2005-2006

    This piece of music-theatre arises out of a fascination for the violent Salo, Pasolini’s last film.

  • Jullie die weten

    Jullie die weten
    Season 2005-2006

    An adaptation of Mozarts Le Nozze di Figaro by Johann Nepomuk Went, with scenography and costumes by Veronique Branquinho. 

  • Bluebeard's Castle

    Bluebeard's Castle
    Season 2005-2006

    This collaboration between Muziektheater Transparant, De Filmfabriek and deFilharmonie uses light and video to create a forbidden space behind the last, locked door of Bluebeard’s castle.

  • Von Tripp

    Von Tripp
    Season 2005-2006

    The much harder truth that inspired the movie The Sound of Music forms the basis of this modern musical. 

  • Thing

    Thing
    Season 2005-2006

    Thing is one of those typical sound installation that combine music and image in a disarming play.

  • Peer Gynt

    Peer Gynt
    Season 2003-2004

    Marianne Pousseur and Enrico Bagnoli's Peer Gynt is based on two of the most well-known works in the theatre and music repertoire: Ibsen's play and Edvard Grieg's orchestral suite

  • Gli amori d'Apollo e di Dafne

    Gli amori d'Apollo e di Dafne
    Season 2004-2005

    A piece based on Cavalli's Gli amore e di Dafne by director Beatriz Catani. 

  • The Medium

    The Medium
    Season 2004-2005

    The Medium is Peter Maxwell Davies' most daring composition. The libretto is about a nameless woman who tries to convey her psychological experiences. 

  • Woth

    Woth
    Season 2014-2015

    With WOTH (Weighing of the Heart), the highly individual musician Liesa Van der Aa is seeking a way through the moral chaos of our polyphonous world

  • There is no why here

    There is no why here

    -there is no why here- is a project by Italian composer Andrea Molino, with David Moss and Anna Linardou as lead singers and direction by Wouter van Looy.

  • Dido and Aeneas

    Dido and Aeneas
    Youth & Education
    Season 2012-2013

    This year's summer youth opera project is Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.

  • O mio core

    O mio core
    Season 2012-2013

    From the opera scores of Cavalli Nicholas Achten, artistic leader of baroque ensemble Scherzi Musicali, chose a series of arias, duets and laments and instrumental interludes.

  • Queen of the Night

    Queen of the Night
    Youth
    Season 2012-2013

    A musical performance for children based on Mozart's Die Zauberflöte.

  • Territoria

    Territoria
    Season 2012-2013

    Territoria arises from the shared fascination of theater maker An De Donder, visual artist and designer Freija Van Esbroeck and scenographer Erki De Vries for the music of Wim Henderickx.

  • The Cutter-off of Water

    The Cutter-off of Water

    Published in 1989, Marguerite Duras' Le coupeur d’eau (The Cutter-off of Water) is a moving short story inspired by a tragic fait divers: the suicide of an entire family after a waterworks employee cut off the water.

  • Escorial

    Escorial

    Josse De Pauw is intrigued by Michel de Ghelderode, born in Ixelles in 1898, and his play Escorial. The story is set in 16th century Spain in the retrait of the Spanish kings. 

  • Lilith

    Lilith

    Opera singer Claron McFadden delivers an emotionally charged musical-theatre performance that combines classical music, jazz, sampling, theatre, film and poetry.

  • Opera Buffa

    Opera Buffa

    Opera Buffa is a contemporary adaptation of Mozart’s Don Giovanni by Laika and Muziektheater Transparant. This highly imaginative production applauds the power of subtle longing. 

     

  • Pelleas et Melisande

    Pelleas et Melisande
    Season 2011-2012

    When the Belgian symbolist writer Maurice Maeterlinck wrote the play Pelléas et Mélisande in 1893, it went on to create a furore. 

  • Listen to the Silence

    Listen to the Silence
    Season 2014-2015

    Listen to the silence is an interactive concert where the audience participates in an adventurous musical exploration. A tribute to John Cage, who in 2012 would celebrate his 100th birthday.

  • RUHE

    RUHE
    Season 2006-2007

    RUHE is a recital of choral music of Schubert, that is rudely interrupted by people who want to talk about their voluntary enlistment in the SS in 1940.

  • Over The Mountains

    Over The Mountains
    Season 2009-2010

    Following the international success of RUHE, Josse De Pauw and jazz composer Corrie Van Binsbergen created over the mountains. They address the desire and loss that never ceases. 

  • Blond Eckbert

    Blond Eckbert
    Season 2011-2012

    Director Wouter Van Looy directs, together with the artistic duo Sarah&Charles, stages Blond Eckbert from the Scottish composer Judith Weir, based on the eponymous novel by the Romantic writer Ludwig Tieck.

  • Medea

    Medea
    Season 2010-2011

    De Veenfabriek and Muziektheater Transparant, bring an entirely new and contemporary version of the Greek tragedy of Medea.

  • Porcelain

    Porcelain
    Season 2009-2010

    How, following the disappearance of his father, he grew up a lonely child with his overanxious mother and the chambermaid who lived with them. 

  • Utopia::47 - A very last passion

    Utopia::47 - A very last passion
    Season 2011-2012

    Composer Eric Sleichim Utopia :: 47 explores the meaning of Heinrich Schütz' spiritual music. In this passion Cristina Zavalloni embodies the figure of the suffering woman.

  • Void

    Void
    Season 2008-2009

    On the composition Sunyata of Wim Henderickx, we follow a man surveying his life through a series of suggestive meditative images.

  • A new Requiem

    A new Requiem
    Season 2009-2010

    Author Jeroen Brouwers and artist Roger Raveel provide a contemporary response to the universal music of Mozart’s Requiem, Christian Köhler recomposes the score for ‘Harmonie’.

  • Arthur

    Arthur

    Arthur is a semi-opera by Henry Purcell. 100 years after the start of the great War, Muziektheater Transparant, B'Rock and de Veenfabriek place Purcell's music in a contemporary context. 

  • Van den Vos

    Van den Vos

    Inspired by the epic fable Reynard, FC Bergman, Toneelhuis and Muziektheater Transparant play a timeless piece with text by Josse de Pauw and music by Liesa van der Aa. 

  • There is no why here

    There is no why here

    -there is no why here- is a project by Italian composer Andrea Molino, with David Moss and Anna Linardou as lead singers and direction by Wouter van Looy.

  • Winterreise

    Winterreise
    Season 2013-2014

    A play by the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Muziektheater Transparant with Franz Schuberts song cycle about the romantic Wanderer as a starting point.

  • Canti d'Amor

    Canti d'Amor
    Youth & Education
    Season 2013-2014

    With the guidance of director Wouter Van Looy and baroque expert Nicolas Achten, young singers and musicians create their own version of Claudio Monteverdi's masterpieces. 

  • The Fairy Queen

    The Fairy Queen
    Season 2008-2009

    An adaptation of Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell, directed by Wouter Van Looy.

  • Feedback

    Feedback
    Youth
    Season 2008-2009

    An interactive children's play with music by Bert Bernaerts based on the new technologies that influence musical developments.

  • Wolpe!

    Wolpe!
    Season 2008-2009

    A sarcastic portrait of a jewish avant-garde composer.

  • Escorial

    Escorial
    Season 2013-2014

    Josse De Pauw is intrigued by Michel de Ghelderode, born in Ixelles in 1898, and his play Escorial. The story is set in 16th century Spain in the retrait of the Spanish kings. 

  • Songs of war

    Songs of war
    Season 2013-2014

    Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and Heiner Goebbels' Songs of Wars I've seen are indictments of the absurdity of war. 

  • Queen of the Night

    Queen of the Night
    Season 2013-2014

    A musical performance for children based on Mozart's Die Zauberflöte.

  • Territoria

    Territoria
    Season 2013-2014

    Territoria arises from the shared fascination of theater maker An De Donder, visual artist and designer Freija Van Esbroeck and scenographer Erki De Vries for the music of Wim Henderickx.

  • The Cutter-off of Water

    The Cutter-off of Water
    Season 2013-2014

    Published in 1989, Marguerite Duras' Le coupeur d’eau (The Cutter-off of Water) is a moving short story inspired by a tragic fait divers: the suicide of an entire family after a waterworks employee cut off the water.

  • Lilith

    Lilith
    Season 2013-2014

    Opera singer Claron McFadden delivers an emotionally charged musical-theatre performance that combines classical music, jazz, sampling, theatre, film and poetry.

  • Opera Buffa

    Opera Buffa
    Season 2014-2015

    Opera Buffa is a contemporary adaptation of Mozart’s Don Giovanni by Laika and Muziektheater Transparant. This highly imaginative production applauds the power of subtle longing. 

     

  • A girl A boy A river

    A girl A boy A river
    Youth
    Season 2006-2007

    Paul Verrepts wonderful tale about love and the elusiveness of life is the basis of this play directed by Wouter van Looy. With music by Jan Van Outryve.  

  • Platee

    Platee
    Youth & Education
    Season 2008-2009

    Opera workshop for young people based on Platée by Jean-Philippe Rameau

  • Die Entfuhrung aus dem Paradies

    Die Entfuhrung aus dem Paradies
    Season 2008-2009

    With this subtitle, composer Joachim Brackx and librettist Oscar van den Boogaard are aiming to create a mild degree of provocation.

  • Where is my soul?

    Where is my soul?
    Season 2007-2008

    Monteverdi's madrigals in a concept by Caroline Petrick about desire, fear and power. 

  • Villa Vivaldi

    Villa Vivaldi
    Season 2007-2008

    With the musical themes from Vivaldi's opera as a starting point, Jan Van Outryve rewrote the music, Michel Vanderhaegen added a soundscape. 

  • Orlando

    Orlando
    Season 2010-2011

    Two leading figures from Italian history inspired Muziektheater Transparant for the making of Orlando: Antonio Vivaldi and Ludovicio Ariosto. 

  • Music Factory

    Music Factory
    Youth
    Season 2007-2008

    An interactive production for the youngest played by Gert Jochems with music by Jan Van Outryve.

  • Alles Liebe

    Alles Liebe
    Youth & Education
    Season 2007-2008

    Young people create their own version of a piece of baroque cultural heritage, Samson by Georg Friedrich Händel, directed by Ruud Gielens.

  • Reset

    Reset
    Season 2006-2007

    Reset is an interdisciplinary reflection on music, theatre, image and space, presented in the form of a performance for one actor, eight musicians and video. 

  • La Mort de Sainte Almeenne / L'idee

    La Mort de Sainte Almeenne / L'idee
    Season 2005-2006

    Arthur Honegger's never finished opera is finally completed by French composer Nicolas Bacri and now has its long-awaited world première.

  • Nest

    Nest
    Season 2004-2005

    Nest describes the inner journey of a young man looking for the bleeding bull inside himself. Played and sang by Steven Van Watermeulen, with music by Senjan Jansen.

  • An Index of Memories

    An Index of Memories
    Season 2009-2010

    An Index of Memories is a scenic concert about memory and its emotions. It is all based on the writings left us by the classical Greek poetess Sappho

  • Autopsie van een Gebroken Hart

    Autopsie van een Gebroken Hart
    Season 2009-2010

    Based on the first and only book by writer Marcelle Sauvageot, An De Donder and Dominique Pauwels made this theatrical production.

  • Romeinse Tragedies

    Romeinse Tragedies
    Season 2009-2010

    Ivo Van Hove staged three of Shakespeare's plays - Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra - as a single continuous piece about the political machine.

  • Jakob Lenz

    Jakob Lenz
    Season 2004-2005

    Wolfgang Rihm’s chamber opera is based on the life story of German poet Jakob Lenz. Director Caroline Petrick brings the opera back to life.

  • Dido

    Dido
    Youth
    Season 2004-2005

    Muziektheater Transparant and Theater Froe Froe bring this musical poem full of passion and fate, fear and mad hope. 

  • Arthur / De Queeste

    Arthur / De Queeste
    Youth & Education
    Youth
    Season 2004-2005

    Eightteen children and teenagers grasp the well-known story of King Arthur. About bulky knights who fight for a better world, but aren't quite sure yet what that should look like.

  • Enoch Arden

    Enoch Arden
    Season 2003-2004

    A timeless and heartbreaking tale, written by Alfred Tennylson in 1864, played by Dirk Roofthooft. 

  • Men in Tribulation

    Men in Tribulation
    Season 2003-2004

    Eric Sleichim presents his new opera for countertenor, narrator, voice, saxophone quartet and keyboards, commissioned by Muziektheater Transparant. 

  • Drift

    Drift
    Youth & Education
    Season 2003-2004

    Lamento d'Arianna, the only remainder of Monteverdi's interpretation of Ariadne's story, together with other baroque works, is used as the starting point for developing Drift. 

  • The Queen without a country

    The Queen without a country
    Season 2014-2015

    Following Porcelain and The girl the boy the river, the director Wouter Van Looy is once again collaborating with the writer Paul Verrept.

  • Canti d' Amor II

    Canti d' Amor II
    Youth & Education
    Season 2014-2015

    Monteverdi's Madrigals are the starting point for Muziektheater Transparant’s youth opera 2014.

  • Private View

    Private View
    Season 2014-2015

    Annelies Van Parys, one of the resident composers at Muziektheater Transparant, writes Private View, her first  opera, for the Opera XXI festival.

  • There is no why here

    There is no why here
    Season 2014-2015

    -there is no why here- is a project by Italian composer Andrea Molino, with David Moss and Anna Linardou as lead singers and direction by Wouter van Looy.

  • The Cutter-off of Water

    The Cutter-off of Water
    Season 2014-2015

    Published in 1989, Marguerite Duras' Le coupeur d’eau (The Cutter-off of Water) is a moving short story inspired by a tragic fait divers: the suicide of an entire family after a waterworks employee cut off the water.

  • Van den Vos

    Van den Vos
    Season 2014-2015

    Inspired by the epic fable Reynard, FC Bergman, Toneelhuis and Muziektheater Transparant play a timeless piece with text by Josse de Pauw and music by Liesa van der Aa. 

  • Arthur

    Arthur
    Season 2014-2015

    Arthur is a semi-opera by Henry Purcell. 100 years after the start of the great War, Muziektheater Transparant, B'Rock and de Veenfabriek place Purcell's music in a contemporary context. 

  • Escorial

    Escorial
    Season 2014-2015

    Josse De Pauw is intrigued by Michel de Ghelderode, born in Ixelles in 1898, and his play Escorial. The story is set in 16th century Spain in the retrait of the Spanish kings. 

  • Winterreise

    Winterreise
    Season 2014-2015

    A play by the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Muziektheater Transparant with Franz Schuberts song cycle about the romantic Wanderer as a starting point.

  • Lilith

    Lilith
    Season 2014-2015

    Opera singer Claron McFadden delivers an emotionally charged musical-theatre performance that combines classical music, jazz, sampling, theatre, film and poetry.

  • Listen to the Silence

    Listen to the Silence
    Youth & Education
    Youth

    Listen to the silence is an interactive concert where the audience participates in an adventurous musical exploration. A tribute to John Cage, who in 2012 would celebrate his 100th birthday.

  • Kings of war

    Kings of war
    Season 2014-2015

    Directed by Ivo van Hove. Kings of War combines Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III into a single, explosive play about leadership.

  • Listen to the Silence

    Listen to the Silence
    Season 2015-2016

    Everything we do is music. John Cage changed musical norms forever and enhanced music history with his own poetry of freedom, coincidence, emptiness and silence. 

  • Abendrot

    Abendrot
    TRANSLAB - 2015-2016

    For her graduation project the soprano Ellen Vanherck is performing Richard Strauss's Vier letzte Lieder together with Maurice Delage’s Quatre poèmes Hindous.
     
  • Nightshade: Aubergine

    Nightshade: Aubergine
    Season 2016-2017

    In Nightshade: Aubergine, Claron McFadden goes in search of the common roots of our various cultures by focusing on one of the most iconoclastic ingredients on the culinary scene: the aubergine. 

  • The Channel / Crossing Borders

    The Channel / Crossing Borders
    Season 2016-2017

    On a beach near Calais a young refugee prepares himself to swim across the Channel, towards his new future. On the English side, on the chalk cliffs of Beachy Head, a woman bids life goodbye.

  • LES ÂMES PERDUES

    LES ÂMES PERDUES
    TRANSLAB - 2016-2017

    Les Âmes Perdues is the graduation project of Isaak Duerinck at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp. 

  • My Body Is Yours

    My Body Is Yours
    Season 2016-2017

    A new performance of choreographer Marc Vanrunxt created for Dansand! 2017 in Ostend. 

  • Nightshade: Aubergine

    Nightshade: Aubergine
    Current season

    In Nightshade: Aubergine, Claron McFadden goes in search of the common roots of our various cultures by focusing on one of the most iconoclastic ingredients on the culinary scene: the aubergine. 

  • Windischgraetz

    Windischgraetz
    TRANSLAB - 2016-2017
    TRANSLAB - 2015-2016

    Soprano Lissa Meyvis and pianist Thomas Eeckhout are writing a new story based on a selection of Mörike songs. 

  • Earth Diver

    Earth Diver
    Current season

    Inspired by the discourse of Peter Sloterdijk en Slavoj Žižek, the director Wouter Van Looy and video artist Wim Catrysse examine the way the global crisis is being handled. 

  • La voix humaine

    La voix humaine
    TRANSLAB - 2015-2016

    Naomi Beeldens chooses this intriguing masterpiece by Francis Poulenc and Jean Cocteau as the starting point for her graduation project at the Conservatoire in Antwerp.

  • Polar Night

    Polar Night
    TRANSLAB - 2015-2016

    In the winter of 2014 five artists withdrew from the city into the most northerly region of Europe, where it is dark day and night. From this experience the creators have distilled a multidisciplinary production.

  • Die Zauberflöte

    Die Zauberflöte
    Season 2016-2017

    Die Zauberflöte is the first production in a series of joint projects with the Lucerne opera house. In his version Wouter Van Looy focuses on the contemporary relevance of this fairy-tale opera. 

  • The Channel / Crossing Borders

    The Channel / Crossing Borders
    Current season

    On a beach near Calais a young refugee prepares himself to swim across the Channel, towards his new future. On the English side, on the chalk cliffs of Beachy Head, a woman bids life goodbye.

  • In bocca al lupo

    In bocca al lupo
    TRANSLAB - 2015-2016

    The theme of 2015’s youth opera is inspired by the wolf. What does it mean to be a wolf on the stage? This theme provides the basis for work involving the early Italian Baroque music.

  • Facade: The World of Mata Hari

    Facade: The World of Mata Hari
    Current season

    The story of the legendary exotic dancer and alleged spy Mata Hari, narrated by Josse De Pauw in a theatrical songrecital. 
  • Hyperion

    Hyperion
    TRANSLAB - 2015-2016

    An original musical theater production of the Italian group Muta Imago and HERMESensemble, based on the novella by Friedrich Hölderlin and music by Bruno Maderna.
  • MENS

    MENS
    Season 2016-2017

    In collaboration with writers as Dimitri Verhulst and Tom Lanoye Wende will invite the public on a surprising and, occasionally, confronting journey. 

  • And You Must Suffer

    And You Must Suffer
    Current season

    Director Pierre Audi brings reflections on suffering and compassion of Bach's St. John Passion against a background of the moral and democratic deficit of our times.

  • Diary of One Who Disappeared

    Diary of One Who Disappeared
    Season 2016-2017

    Ivo van Hove directs Ed Lyon and Marie Hamard in Leoš Janáček 's The Diary of One who Disappeared. Annelies Van Parys composes an answer to this intriguing tale about detachment. 

  • Bilitis

    Bilitis
    Current season

    In Bilitis, women are the leading figures. Elements of voyeurism from lesbian lovescènes stand side to side with new music by Wim Henderickx and Debussy's song cycle.

  • 3MEЯ

    3MEЯ
    Season 2016-2017

    In Змея the Italian theatre maker Luigi De Angelis and Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop stage an evocation of the musical world of Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929), the founder of Les Ballets Russes.

  • Calamity Jane / Billy the Kid

    Calamity Jane / Billy the Kid
    Current season

    A musictheatreproject about two mythical characters from the American West: Calamity Jane and Billy the Kid.

  • Aquarius' Dream

    Aquarius' Dream
    Season 2016-2017

    Aquarius’ Dream is about the elusive and the supernatural. This second symphony by Wim Henderickx will be the first world premiere for deFilharmonie in the renovated Elisabeth Hall.

  • Canticum Canticorum

    Canticum Canticorum
    Current season

    A canticle for avatars, choir, singer songwriters and live musicians.

  • Revelations

    Revelations
    Season 2016-2017

    Revelations examines the power of visions and starts out from the striking examples experienced by the 13th-century Brabant poetess, writer and mystic Hadewych. In the tradition of the Christian mysticism of love, she cultivated an ecstatic love relationship with the divine Other as part of the search for the divine within herself.

  • Diary of One Who Disappeared

    Diary of One Who Disappeared
    Current season

    Ivo van Hove directs Ed Lyon and Marie Hamard in Leoš Janáček 's Diary of One who Disappeared. Annelies Van Parys composes an answer to this intriguing tale about detachment. 

  • La voix humaine

    La voix humaine
    Season 2016-2017

    The soprano Naomi Beeldens is presenting her own interpretation of La Voix humaine by the French composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) on the basis of a written work by Jean Cocteau (1889-1963). 

  • Marche Music International Festival

    Marche Music International Festival
    Current season

    Musical talent from Flanders, the Netherlands and Italy on new festival in Marche - Italy.

  • Secrets

    Secrets
    Season 2015-2016

    An intimist musical production of the soprano Claron McFadden and the Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski jazz trio inspired by personal and anonymous secrets collected from the public. 

  • Secrets

    Secrets
    Season 2016-2017

    As a source of inspiration for their intimist musical production Secrets, the soprano Claron McFadden and the Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski jazz trio chose… secrets. + CD RELAESE JANUARU 2017

  • Flow My Tears

    Flow My Tears
    Current season

    An homage to melancholy inspired by the baroque music of John Dowland.

  • Lilith

    Lilith
    Season 2016-2017

    Claron McFadden’s first music-theatre project as a theatre-maker tells the tragic tale of Lilith, Adam’s first wife, created simultaneously with him and on an equal footing. 

  • Kings of War

    Kings of War
    Current season

    In Kings of War the director Ivo van Hove combines three of Shakespeare’s history plays to form an explosive compilation on the theme of power and responsibility. 

  • Listen to the Silence

    Listen to the Silence
    Youth & Education
    Youth
    Season 2016-2017

    Listen to the silence is an interactive performance for children – and adults – that immerses you in the intriguing musical world of the American philosopher-composer John Cage (1912-1992).

  • La voix humaine

    La voix humaine
    Current season

    Soprano Naomi Beeldens is presenting her own interpretation of La Voix humaine by the French composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) on the basis of a written work by Jean Cocteau (1889-1963). 

  • And you must suffer

    And you must suffer
    Season 2016-2017

    In And you must suffer, the director Pierre Audi brings reflections on suffering and compassion of Bach's St. John Passion against a background of the moral and democratic deficit of our times.

  • LES ÂMES PERDUES

    LES ÂMES PERDUES
    Current season

    Les Âmes Perdues is the graduation project of Isaak Duerinck at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp. 

  • Polar Night

    Polar Night
    Season 2016-2017

    Five artists from the collective Post uit Hessdalen retreated to the remote island Sørøya, where the polar night eliminates the distinction between day and night to examine our experience of time.

  • Orfeo Viajero

    Orfeo Viajero
    TRANSLAB - 2017-2018

    The TRANSLAB-youthopera of 17-18 is centered around Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. Luigi De Angelis and Hernàn Schvartzman, along with young artists, initiate a trip to the underworld. 

  • Matterhonger #3 Passion

    Matterhonger #3 Passion
    Current season

    Matterhonger unites artists and the audience in a shared curiosity and it all takes place on a festive, food-oriented evening at our own rehearsal rooms. 

  • Kings of war

    Kings of war
    Season 2016-2017

    In Kings of War the director Ivo van Hove combines three of Shakespeare’s history plays to form an explosive compilation on the theme of power and responsibility. 

  • MENS

    MENS
    Current season

    In collaboration with writers as Dimitri Verhulst and Tom Lanoye Wende will invite the public on a surprising and, occasionally, confronting journey. 

  • Mitra

    Mitra
    Current season

    The portrait of an Iranian psychoanalyst who is wrongfully interned and her battle for freedom with almost mythical proportions.

  • My Body Is Yours

    My Body Is Yours
    Current season

    A new performance of choreographer Marc Vanrunxt created for Dansand! 2017 in Ostend. 

  • Private View

    Private View
    Season 2016-2017

    For her first opera, Private View, the composer Annelies Van Parys chose to take as her starting point Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller Rear Window, about a murder in a block of flats. 

  • Roman Tragedies

    Roman Tragedies
    Season 2016-2017

    In Roman Tragedies the director Ivo van Hove presents three plays by Shakespeare together in a six-hour performance on the subject of our visual culture and our political mechanisms. 

  • Revelations

    Revelations
    Current season

    Revelations examines the power of visions and starts out from the striking examples experienced by the 13th-century Brabant poetess, writer and mystic Hadewych. 

  • Le coupeur d' eau

    Le coupeur d' eau
    Season 2016-2017

    In Le coupeur d'eau Dirk Roofthooft gives voice to a water company official, who looks back on the collective suicide of a family, after he visited them to cut off their water supply. 

  • Roman Tragedies

    Roman Tragedies
    Current season

    Director Ivo van Hove presents three plays by Shakespeare, all together during a six-hour performance on the subject of our visual culture and our political mechanisms. A political tour de force!

  • Kings of war

    Kings of war
    Season 2015-2016

    Directed by Ivo van Hove. Kings of War combines Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III into a single, explosive play about leadership.

  • <strike>Paradise</strike>Hell

    ParadiseHell
    TRANSLAB - 2016-2017

    ParadiseHell brings together young musicians to create a music-theatre production inspired by the work of Hieronymus Bosch, under the guidance of outstanding musicians and theatre-makers. 

  • Secrets

    Secrets
    Current season

    As a source of inspiration for their intimist musical production Secrets, the soprano Claron McFadden and the Massot-Florizoone-Horbaczewski jazz trio chose… secrets. 

  • Living Voices Ensemble

    Living Voices Ensemble
    TRANSLAB - 2017-2018

    A new TRANSLAB-project by Muziektheater Transparant and Opera Days Rotterdam where young singers receive a two-year-coaching and develope their own scenic and musictheatrical language.

  • Medeamaterial

    Medeamaterial
    TRANSLAB - 2016-2017

    Intrigued by the character of Medea and inspired by a text by Heiner Müller, the collective lab.oratorium will examine our globalised world.

  • Matterhonger # 2 - Migration

    Matterhonger # 2 - Migration
    Season 2016-2017

    Matterhonger unites artists and the audience in a shared curiosity and it all takes place on a festive, food-oriented evening at our own rehearsal rooms. 

  • Songbook

    Songbook
    Season 2016-2017

    Inspired by the Great American Songbook, the canon of the important jazz and light music of the 20th century, Claron McFadden and Tuur Florizoone have compiled their own repertoire.

  • And you must suffer

    And you must suffer
    Season 2015-2016

    Many music lovers experience Bach's St John Passion as short but intense. Its text connects poetry to the biblical passion story while the music swerves between narrative recitatives and chorales. 

  • Private View

    Private View
    Season 2015-2016

    Annelies Van Parys, one of the resident composers at Muziektheater Transparant, writes Private View, her first  opera, for the Opera XXI festival.

  • Woth

    Woth
    Season 2015-2016

    With WOTH (Weighing of the Heart), the highly individual musician Liesa Van der Aa is seeking a way through the moral chaos of our polyphonous world

  • Van den Vos

    Van den Vos
    Season 2015-2016

    Inspired by the epic fable Reynard, FC Bergman, Toneelhuis and Muziektheater Transparant play a timeless piece with text by Josse de Pauw and music by Liesa van der Aa. 

  • The Cutter-off of Water

    The Cutter-off of Water
    Season 2015-2016

    Published in 1989, Marguerite Duras' Le coupeur d’eau (The Cutter-off of Water) is a moving short story inspired by a tragic fait divers: the suicide of an entire family after a waterworks employee cut off the water.

  • Winterreise

    Winterreise
    Season 2015-2016

    Winterreise: a journey into the unknown, a trip through a bleak landscape, the loneliness of an individual struggling with his fears and desires.