The Convert - Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (2022) - The Convert - Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (2022)

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General Information

  • Production title:The Convert - Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (2022)
  • Creation date:10/05/2022
  • Work - Composer:The Convert - Wim Henderickx
  • Opera house:Opera Ballet Vlaanderen.


World premiere, based on the novel The Convert (De bekeerlinge) by Dutch-speaking Belgian writer Stefan Hertmans.

With Vigdis Adelaïs, Hertmans has created a strong woman who, at the time of the first crusade at the end of the 11th century, is torn between her Christian upbringing and the Jewish faith, to which she has converted for her beloved, taking the new name Hamoutal. The Convert tells the story of a young mother who, in a time of religious violence, falls victim to a pogrom and tragically perishes in her search for her kidnapped children.

In Antwerp from May 10 to 19, then in Ghent.

More information is available on the official website of the opera house.


May 10, 2022 20:00:00

May 13, 2022 20:00:00

May 15, 2022 15:00:00

May 17, 2022 20:00:00

May 19, 2022 20:00:00

May 27, 2022 20:00:00

May 29, 2022 15:00:00

June 02, 2022 20:00:00

June 04, 2022 20:00:00


Hans Op de Beeck

Koen Kessels

Lore Binon

Vincenzo Neri

Amel Brahim-Djelloul

Françoise Atlan

Daniel Arnaldos

Luvuyo Mbundu

Guido Jentjens

Work's characters list




David, Shipowner, Embriachi

Chaperon, Agatha

Lutgardis, fake Messiah

Celebrant, Urbanus

Rabbi Obadiah

Gudbrandr, Rabbi Todros