Jean-François D’hondt

He studied at RITCS between 1977 and 1982. At this film, television and theatre-school in Brussels he got the degree of director/producer.

His career started as an assistant director at the National Opera La Monnaie (in Brussels), and also at the Flemisch Opera and KNS (both in Antwerp). Later he switched to television and worked as director and producer for all the National and commercial stations on both sides of Belgium. He specialised in video streaming of classical concerts and operas. He spend an important part of his career at The Centre Fine Arts in Brussels (Bozar) where he took several responsible duties and produced/directed concerts with such great musicians as Valery Gergiev, Jonas Kaufmann, Cecilia Bartoli, Zubin Mehta, Juan Diego Florez, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle.

In between his television responsibilities he never stopped directing plays, operas and other big events. He directed «Les Contes d’Hoffmann», «L’enfant Prodigue», «Parade», «The Night of the Proms», «My Fair Lady», «Nabucco», «La Bohème», «Tosca», «Don Giovanni», «Carmen», «Eugene Onegin», etc.

Next season he will direct «Mefistofele», «Orphée aux Enfers» and «Adriana Lecouvreur» in Bulgaria.

He is now working on ballet/theatre and opera productions as a producer and director mostly for Music Hall and Teatro Cinque, as well as for several other companies.

Recommended

04
August
19:00
Ballet
Masquerade
Aram Khachaturyan
Libretto by G. Sevoyan, L. Vilvovskaya, M. Dolgopolova, N. Ryzhenko, V. Smirnova-Golovanova based on a drama with the same name by M. Lermontov.
05
August
19:00
Opera
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini based on Pierre Beaumarchais's French comedy Le Barbier de Séville
06
August
12:00
Ballet for young viewer
Peter Pan (Svetlana Antipova ballet studio)
Music by Gioacchino Rossini, Edvard Grieg, Leo Delibes, André Messager, Johann Strauss
06
August
19:00
Ballet
Mystery of the Vienna Woods
Music by Gustav Mahler and Johann Strauss
Ballet in 2 acts
Libretto by Yuri Vasyuchenko, Honoured Artist of Russia
07
August
11:00
Ballet for young viewer
Little Red Riding Hood (Svetlana Antipova ballet studio)
Music by Adolphe Adan, Ludwig van Beethoven, Giuseppe Verdi, Charles Gounod, Paul Mauriat, Gioacchino Rossini, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss
07
August
19:00
Opera
Nabucco
Giuseppe Verdi
Opera in four acts (performed with one intermission)
08
August
12:00
08
August
19:00
Ballet
Giselle
Adolphe Charles Adam
11
August
12:00
Ballet for young viewer
Cipollino
Karen Khachaturyan
12
August
19:00
Ballet
Yell (Krik)
Score by Serge HOUPPIN, Gerard VANDENBROUCQUE, Erwan MELLEC, Giovanni SOLLIMA, Henri TORGUE, Max RICHTER, Pēteris VASKS, Richard WAGNER.
15
August
19:00
Opera
Il Trovatore
Giuseppe Verdi
Лібрето Сальваторе Каммарано за однойменною драмою Антоніо Гарсіа Гутьєрреса
17
August
12:00
Ballet for young viewer
Alice in Wonderland (Svetlana Antipova ballet studio)
L. Volkovа
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