Theatre. L'Homme de La Mancha
From 4 to 10 December 2019 at the KVS (bol). In French, with surtitles in English and Dutch.
4 October 1968. At La Monnaie in Brussels, the American musical Man of La Mancha premieres, translated to French by none other than Jacques Brel, with Brel himself in the lead role. Only once throughout his impressive career does Brel adopt the work of other artists: for L'Homme de La Mancha. Because he loves the musical so much, and strongly identifies with Cervantes' legendary hero Don Quixote.
Half a century later. KVS, La Monnaie and Théâtre de Liège unite to translate Cervantes' and Brel's masterpiece to the city of tomorrow and today. Including lauded Brel-performer Filip Jordens, soprano Ana Naqe and actor François Beukelaers, supported by the La Monnaie orchestra and some of their finest singers.