Season 2016-2017


    • Nightshade: Aubergine

      Nightshade: Aubergine

      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

      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.

    • Die Zauberflöte

      Die Zauberflöte

      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. 

    • MENS


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

    • Diary of One Who Disappeared

      Diary of One Who Disappeared

      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. 

    • 3MEЯ


      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.

    • Aquarius' Dream

      Aquarius' Dream

      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.

    • Revelations


      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.

    • La voix humaine

      La voix humaine

      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). 

    • Secrets


      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

    • Lilith


      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. 

    • Listen to the Silence

      Listen to the Silence

      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).

    • Polar Night

      Polar Night

      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.

    • And you must suffer

      And you must suffer

      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.

    • Kings of war

      Kings of war

      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. 

    • Private View

      Private View

      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

      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. 

    • Le coupeur d' eau

      Le coupeur d' eau

      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. 

    • Matterhonger # 2 - Migration

      Matterhonger # 2 - Migration

      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


      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.