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L’Homme de la Mancha

Jacques Brel, Michael De Cock

Presentation

Fifty years ago, on 4 October 1968, the US musical Man of La Mancha opened at La Monnaie, as translated into French by Jacques Brel. The world-famous Belgian singer died ten years later, on 9 October 1978. Now the KVS and La Monnaie are joining forces to stage a new production of L’Homme de la Mancha as a tribute to Brel and perhaps also as a symbol of ‘le temps où Bruxelles brusselait’, but with our gaze firmly fixed on the city of today and tomorrow. Michael De Cock, the Artistic Director of the KVS, directs this emblematic musical, in which Cervantes, with the manuscript of his novel Don Quixote under his arm, ends up in an Inquisition prison and performs the story of the Don for his fellow prisoners. ‘To dream the impossible dream… to follow that star…’

Cast
Cast

Man of La Mancha

BookDALE WASSERMAN
MusicMITCH LEIGH
LyricsJOE DARION

L’Homme de la Mancha

French adaptationJACQUES BREL

ConductorBASSEM AKIKI
DirectorMICHAEL DE COCK & JUNIOR MTHOMBENI
Set designEUGENIO SZWARCER
DramaturgyGERARDO SALINAS
Performed byFILIP JORDENS, ANA NAQE, GWENDOLINE BLONDEEL, PIERRE DERHET*, BERTRAND DUBY, RAPHAËLE GREEN*

La Monnaie Chamber Music Ensemble
MM Academy led by Benoît Giaux
*MM Academy Laureate

ProductionKONINKLIJKE VLAAMSE SCHOUWBURG (KVS)
Co-productionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE, THÉÂTRE DE LIÈGE, DC&J CRÉATION, TEATRO ESPAÑOL (MADRID), INSTITUTO CERVANTES, INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE ARTES ESCÉNICAS DEL URUGUAY, DIRECCIÓN DE CULTURA DE LA INTENDENCIA DE MONTEVIDEO, CULTURAL SERVICES OF THE EMBASSY OF SPAIN IN BELGIUM, AIR EUROPA

Agenda

Agenda

  • Fri 14 Sept 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    KVS BOL

  • Sat 15 Sept 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    KVS BOL

  • Tue 18 Sept 2018

    Time

    18:00

    Venue

    KVS BOL

  • Wed 19 Sept 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    KVS BOL

  • Fri 21 Sept 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    KVS BOL

  • Sat 22 Sept 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    KVS BOL

  • Wed 26 Sept 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    KVS BOL

  • Thu 27 Sept 2018

    Time

    20:00

    Venue

    KVS BOL