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Season 2014-2015


Nicholas Lens – Nick Cave (English libretto)

conductor: Koen Kessels

– soprano (cover Claron McFadden)

– mezzo (Sara Fulgoni)

– bas (Mark Doss)

– contratenor (Gerald Thompson)

tenor has already a cover

period of presence for musical covers: October 7- November 2, 2014, + stand-by for all performances on October 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30 & 31 + November 1 & 2, 2014


PENTHESILEA (based on the drama by Heinrich von Kleist) Pascal Dusapin

conductor: Ludovic Morlot

– Penthesilea: Mezzo (Natascha Petrinsky)

– Protoe: Mezzo (Marisol Montalvo)

– Achilles: Bariton (Georg Nigl)

– Odysseus: bas-bariton (NN)

– Oberpriesterin: mezzo (Eve-Maud Hubeaux)

period of presence for musical covers: March 10- April 18 2015, + stand-by for all performances on March 31 & April 2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16 & 18, 2015



La Monnaie is looking also for a soprano for covering the stage rehearsals of Barbara Hannigan as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni , directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski; Barbara is not available for the entire rehearsal period.

The cover has to know the role by heart, be a very good actress and be flexible.

La doublure doit donc connaitre le rôle par cœur et surtout être une bonne actrice bien flexible.

rehearsal period:  October 14 –  November 9, 2014 in case the soprano is interested to stay for the whole duration of the rehearsals once Barbara is taking over, she is the most welcome. première on December 2, 2014

Season 2013-2014

N. Lens
Shellshock, recording work tape for dancers
Participant : Anneke Luyten

auditions for all singers – former and actual

11 & 19/12
I. Stravinski
La Pulcinella, dir Ludovic Morlot
Palais Royal (11/12
La Monnaie (19/12)

P. Boesmans
Au Monde
Musical rehearsal dates to be determined
9 performances from 30/03-12/04, 2014
Demand of covers for different roles – audition on october 11, 2013
Candidates : Sarah Laulan, Kinga Burowska, Yu Shao…



During the season 2012-2013, our soloists were enrolled in productions such as Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mendelssohn – Lulu, A. Berg – Manon Lescaut, G. Puccini – Romeo & Juliette, Ch. Gounod – Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss – La Dispute, Benoit Mercier (1964). In preparation of these productions the singers will receive appropriate coaching including text and libretto analysis. The close involvement in the Opera House, together with the training in the Music Chapel, aim to facilitate, the launch into the profession.