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Piet De Volder studied musicology at the University of Ghent. Today, he works as a dramaturge at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (Antwerp & Ghent). As music dramaturge, he collaborated on the productions Lulu and the entire Der Ring des Nibelungen (staging by Ivo van Hove, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen). He published on the contemporary Spanish composer Luis de Pablo (Madrid & Milano) and on opera dramaturgy and opera critique (with Dr Francis Maes: Achter de schermen van de emotie, LannooCampus, Louvain, 2011).
During past seasons at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, De Volder was in charge of the new production of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande (staged by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet) and Der Schmied von Gent (Franz Schreker) (staged by Ersan Mondtag) as music dramaturge. He currently collaborates also with film director Philippe Grandrieux for a new production of Tristan und Isolde.