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Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe

Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe (b. 1995) is a contra tenor, performer and director of operatic and visual productions. He interweaves elements from opera with pop, electronics, ballet and performance, and sees theatre as an echo chamber in which old and new forms exist interchangeably. “I'm conducting a conversation between the past and the present, rather than coming here to burn the place down.” Benjamin is not interested in presenting a clash of styles, but in ‘connecting’: his work builds bridges between genres, art movements, artists and audiences.

Benjamin’s work surprises with radical scenographies and highly diverse casts. He entices dancers to sing and singers to dance – thus questioning notions like musical perfection and virtuosity in one fell swoop. All of this results in deeply sensitive, overwhelming shows with the power of rituals that resonate with today's world.

Productions from/with ‘Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe’

A Revue Theatre 28 June 2023 until 30 June 2023

A Revue

d e t h e a t e r m a k e r / Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe

Madrigals Theatre 4 April 2023 until 12 May 2023

Madrigals

Muziektheater Transparant / d e t h e a t e r m a k e r / Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe

De Grap Theatre Archive

De Grap

Kim Karssen / Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe / De Warme Winkel / Nona / d e t h e a t e r m a k e r

News about ‘Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe’

Article — 24 June 2022

Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe does away with pigeonholes for genres and audiences

If there’s one artist who embodies Toneelhuis's ambitions for the coming years, it's Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe (b. 1995). The young director, singer and performer has made 'connecting’ his artistic practice. He builds bridges between tradition and innovation, between disciplines and genres, between audiences and artists. The result: deeply sensitive, breath-taking productions.