Thursday, 8 February 2018

Opera 2018

In the last twenty-five years or so, I have seen Puccini's Tosca on stage in Greifsvald, Monteverdi's Orfeo in Gent, Philip Glass' Akhnaten in ... somewhere ... and that is it on the opera list.
On Saturday I will see an opera by Debussy performed in Antwerp.

Come and join us.
We will be the couple on the third balcony behind the pillars on the 19.30 performance of Palléas et Mélisande. In jeans, eating raisins out of our pockets and drinking water in the intermission.

Afterwards, we are going for the best Vlaamse Friets (Flemish Fries, the best in the word) with frietssaus (some may call it mayonnaise but it is very different) the nearest corner snack bar can offer.

We leave early Friday morning and the rest of the weekend will be filled with art (contemporary, modern and old), fashion (as avant-garde as we can find it) and history (printing and religion) with lots of walking of the cobblestones and avenues. Back home late Sunday night, having bought nothing. We travel on the cheapest long-distance bus service available, bring sandwiches and fill the bottles with tap water.

It will be magical!


  1. Ooooooo, have fun in Antwerp! Sounds like you have a great weekend planned!

  2. Very fine! The Flemish fries sound kind of tasty.

  3. Opera and Frits! Can't beat that!