Be My Superstar

Past concerts

Wed, 14/08/2019
LOD Studio, Ghent
Wed, 21/08/2019
Herceg Novi (ME)
Thu, 22/08/2019
Herceg Novi (ME)
Tue, 28/01/2020
LOD Studio, Ghent
Wed, 29/01/2020
LOD Studio, Ghent
Thu, 30/01/2020
LOD Studio, Ghent
Tue, 11/02/2020
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Antwerpen
Tue, 11/02/2020
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Antwerpen
Wed, 12/02/2020
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Antwerpen
Thu, 13/02/2020
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Antwerpen
Sat, 11/04/2020
Suffolk (UK)
Tue, 09/06/2020
Luxembourg (LU)
Thu, 11/06/2020
Aix-en-Provence (FR)
Fri, 12/06/2020
Aix-en-Provence (FR)
Wed, 26/08/2020
Helsinki (FI)
Thu, 27/08/2020
Helsinki (FI)
Fri, 28/08/2020
Helsinki (FI)
Tue, 01/06/2021
Grand Theatre, Luxembourg (LU)
Wed, 03/11/2021
Amsterdam, Nationale Opera en Ballet
Thu, 04/11/2021
Amsterdam, Nationale Opera en Ballet
Tue, 25/01/2022
Paris (FR), Théatre Jean Vilar CANCELLED!
Wed, 26/01/2022
Paris (FR), Théatre Jean Vilar CANCELLED!
Thu, 27/01/2022
Paris (FR), Théatre Jean Vilar CANCELLED!
Fri, 28/01/2022
Paris (FR), Théatre Jean Vilar CANCELLED!

Be My Superstar


One glass box. Big.
People in an open space. Dancing.
The background: galvanizing beats.
No stage, no chairs,…
Awkward inconvenience?

The interactive opera Be My Superstar is a collaboration between director Alexandra Lacroix and composer Šimon Voseček. The performance — for everyone above 14 — is based on Yann Verburgh’s H.S. tragédies ordinaires, a touching text about bullying. Sooner or later, from nearby or at a distance, it affects young and old.

The omnipresence of social media, in time as well as in space, hardly leaves any room for escape. Lacroix and Voseček translate everyday harassment in word, image and music thus confronting us with the banality of the violence we are all capable of.
Where does violence originate? Where does it feed? Where does it emerge ? How long do we keep on watching or enduring before taking action? Spectator and performer, bully and victim, all seem interchangeable in a powerful, physical show that leaves traces.


concept & stage direction
Alexandra Lacroix

Šimon Voseček (°1978)

based on H.S. tragédies ordinaires (Yann Verburgh)

adaptation libretto
Aïda Gabriels, Alexandra Lacroix

Astrid Stockman, soprano
Logan Lopez Gonzalez, contratenor

musical performance
Pieter Jansen (violin), Anna Jalving (viola), Hanna Kölbel (cello), Cédric De Bruycker (clarinet)

Franziska Guggenbichler-Beck

Aïda Gabriels

Mathieu Lorry-Dupuy

Céline Perrigon

LOD muziektheater

Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Operosa Festival Montenegro, Helsinki Festival, Cie MPDA - Alexandra Lacroix, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, SPECTRA, Snape Maltings Aldeburgh & Opera Ballet Vlaanderen

In collaboration with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
With the support of the TAX Shelter maatregel van de Belgische Federale overheid, enoa: Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, la Fondation Orange tax shelter partner Flanders Tax Shelter


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Review of "Be My Superstar" on august 21 and 22, 2019 Operosa Montenegro Opera Festival, Herceg Novi (ME)