Piet De Volder
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 recent seasons at Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, De Volder was in charge of the new productions of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande (staged by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet), Der Schmied von Gent and Der Silbersee (both staged by Ersan Mondtag) as music dramaturge. He currently prepares new productions of Philippe Grandrieux (Tristan und Isolde) and Lisaboa Houbrechts. Piet De Volder also acts as teacher of dramaturgy at the International Opera Academy and as a lecturer at concert venues, such as deSingel (Antwerp) and the Concertgebouw in Bruges.