Wed 14 Aug - Fri 28 Aug
A contemporary tragedy

Be My Superstar

LOD / Alexandra Lacroix, Šimon Voseček & Yann Verburgh
14 Aug
-
28 Aug
  • Tue 28 Jan
    10:00 - 11:20
    Schoolvoorstelling
    in Ghent, Gent (BE)
    LOD
  • Wed 29 Jan
    20:00 - 21:20
    in Ghent, Gent (BE)
    LOD
  • Thu 30 Jan
    13:30 - 14:50
    Schoolvoorstelling
    in Ghent, Gent (BE)
    LOD
  • Tue 11 Feb
    10:00 - 11:20
    Schoolvoorstelling
    On tour,
    Opera Ballet Vlaanderen - Antwerpen (BE)
  • Tue 11 Feb
    13:30 - 14:50
    Schoolvoorstelling
    On tour,
    Opera Ballet Vlaanderen - Antwerpen (BE)
  • Wed 12 Feb
    20:00 - 21:20
    On tour,
    Opera Ballet Vlaanderen - Antwerpen (BE)
  • Thu 13 Feb
    13:30 - 14:50
    Schoolvoorstelling
    On tour,
    Opera Ballet Vlaanderen - Antwerpen (BE)
  • Sat 11 Apr
    20:00 - 21:20
    On tour,
    Snape Maltings - Aldeburgh (UK)
  • Tue 9 Jun
    20:00 - 21:20
    On tour,
    Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg (LU)
  • Thu 11 Jun
    20:00 - 21:20
    On tour,
    Festival Aix-en-Provence (FR)
  • Fri 12 Jun
    20:00 - 21:20
    On tour,
    Festival Aix-en-Provence (FR)
  • Wed 26 Aug
    20:00
    On tour,
    Helsinki Festival (FI)
  • Thu 27 Aug
    20:00
    On tour,
    Helsinki Festival (FI)
  • Fri 28 Aug
    20:00
    On tour,
    Helsinki Festival (FI)
  • Wed 14 Aug
    20:00 - 21:20
    Premiere
    in Ghent, Gent (BE)
    LOD
  • Wed 21 Aug
    21:00 - 22:10
    in Ghent, Gent (BE)
    LOD
  • Thu 22 Aug
    21:00 - 22:20
    On tour,
    Operosa Festival Montenegro - Herceg Novi (ME)

The beats are loud.
The lights are blinding.
The atmosphere is euphoric.
Your friends are with you, your troubles at home.
You feel free.
The party is on.

Be My Superstar is an interactive opera by the director Alexandra Lacroix and the composer Šimon Voseček. It is for anyone over 14 years and is based on Yann Verburgh’s H.S. tragédies ordinaires, a moving theatre piece on bullying. Something that every youngster experiences sooner or later, close up or at a distance.

By transforming everyday bullying into words, images and music, Lacroix confronts us with the banality of the violence we are all capable of. And you can take that quite literally. As a spectator you are challenged to react to what is taking place there and then. Where does this violence originate? And where does it end up? The perpetrator becomes the victim and vice versa. Get ready for a powerful physical experience that will continue to reverberate.

Šimon Voseček’s composition will be performed live by a SPECTRA quartet of violin, viola, cello and bass clarinet. The soprano Astrid Stockman and counter-tenor Logan Lopez Gonzalez join them on the stage.

Een immersieve belevingsopera 

Credits

concept & stage direction Alexandra Lacroix composition Šimon Voseček libretto after the theatre piece H.S. Tragédies ordinaires by Yann Verburgh libretto adaptation Aïda Gabriëls, Alexandra Lacroix soprano Astrid Stockman countertenor Logan Lopez Gonzalez musical execution SPECTRA violin Pieter Jansen bass clarinet Cédric De Bruycker viola Anna Jälving cello Hanna Kölbel video Franziska Guggenbichler-Beck light Jannes Dierynck dramaturgy Aïda Gabriëls scenography Alexandra Lacroix, Mathieu Lorry-Dupuy costumes Céline Perrigon assistant costumes Benjamin Moreau, Claudine Grinwis Plaat Stultjes production manager Rozemarijn Van Kalmthout production LOD muziektheater coproduction Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Operosa, Helsinki Festival, Cie MPDA - Alexandra Lacroix, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, SPECTRA, Snape Maltings Aldeburgh, Dutch National Opera, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in collaboration with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation with the support of the TAX Shelter measure of the Belgian federal gouvernment, enoa: Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, la Fondation Orange tax shelter partner Flanders Tax Shelter