'Lohengrin' at De Munt: opera trip with the swan knight

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After almost forty years, Lohengrin is being staged at De Munt/La Monnaie again. Richard Wagner’s opera was inspired by a story from this region: Elsa of Brabant is the ally and polar opposite of the Swan Knight Lohengrin.

In the new production, however, director Olivier Py will apparently be transposing the medieval setting to Wagner’s age: a Romantic Germany that sowed the seeds of national socialism.

You can expect a critical interpretation, but most of all, an enjoyable, three-and-a-half-hour trip with overwhelming opera music conducted by the musical director Alain Altinoglu.

> Lohengrin. > 6/5, De Munt/La Monnaie

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