Nordic Moods I & II

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In this Scandinavian mini-festival, Alain Altinoglu builds bridges between our country and the far north of Europe and in doing so will bring together some little-known gems from Belgium with celebrated compositions from Norway and Finland. La Monnaie invites you on an enchanting sonic adventure: from César Franck’s demonic hunt via virtuoso concerti to the majestic swans of Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5 and Edvard Grieg’s lyrical ‘Morning’ from Peer Gynt.

Program and cast

Programme


Nordic Moods I


CESAR FRANCK
Le Chasseur maudit, M. 44 (1882)


EDVARD GRIEG
Piano Concerto A minor, op. 16 (1868)


JEAN SIBELIUS
Symphony No.5 E flat major, op. 82 (1915, rev. 1919)


Nordic Moods II


LODEWIJK MORTELMANS
Lied van Mignon 'Kennst du das Land'


JEAN SIBELIUS
Violin Concerto d minor, op. 47 (1903 / 1904)


EDVARD GRIEG
Peer Gynt (excerpts), op. 23 (1874/1875)


Cast


Nordic Moods I — 27.3.2021


Conductor: ALAIN ALTINOGLU

Piano: SERGEI BABAYAN

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra

 

Nordic Moods II — 22.5.2021


Conductor: ALAIN ALTINOGLU

Soprano: BIRGITTE CHRISTENSEN
Violin: EMMANUEL TJEKNAVORIAN

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra


Production: DE MUNT / LA MONNAIE
Co-presentation: FLAGEY

La Monnaie

The Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie is an Opera house in Brussels, Belgium. Both of its names translate as Royal Theatre of the Mint.


Today the National Opera of Belgium, a federal institution, takes the name of the theatre in which it is housed. Therefore, la Monnaie or de Munt refers both to the structure as well as the opera company.


As Belgium's leading opera house it is one of the few cultural institutions which receives financial support from the federal government of Belgium. Other opera houses in Belgium, such as the Vlaamse Opera and the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, are funded by regional governments.

Johan Jacobs
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