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Philippe Boesmans, composer


Pinocchio, a new opera by Philippe Boesmans, will be the first production to be seen on our newly renovated stage. A team from La Monnaie has followed the Belgian composer for more than a year. With his cooperation, they take a look at his extraordinary career, from his home town, Tongeren, to rehearsals for Pinocchio in Aix. This documentary, which includes musical excerpts and interviews with the composer’s friends, will now be shown for the first time. The perfect appetiser for his long-awaited new work.