Thirty-four years after he took care of the world premiere of Philippe Boesmans' Trakl-Lieder as music director of La Monnaie, Sylvain Cambreling puts this impressive song cycle back on our bill. Time to dig up these delightful archive images, with our Symphony Orchestra during the rehearsals in 1988.
La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra was established 250 years ago. Who better to highlight in celebration of this anniversary than the artists in the dark? We invited clarinetist Ricardo Matarredona to discuss life as it is in the orchestra, his favourite solo (spoiler: it's Wagner) and the moment that always gives him ghostbumps in the pit.
In 1981, a young French conductor got appointed as Music Director of La Monnaie and in the decade that followed, became the face of a younger, more dynamic and more accomplished La Monnaie orchestra. Now, more than forty years later, Sylvain Cambreling is finally returning. We sat down with the maestro to look back on his tenure with some glorious archive footage.
In anticipation of his return to Brussels for an orchestral version of Schubert's Winterreise, learn more about Sir Antonio Pappano and the lasting impact of his term as Music Director of the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra (1992-2002).
An opera about unbreakable chamber pots and fragile family relationships, about straggly Scottish isles and shifty smiles, about how the greatest ambitions can end in the smallest room in the house.... Read the synopsis of On purge bébé !.