Recital by Reinoud Van Mechelen and Charles Ducal

On the road with Petrarch, Victor Hugo and Charles Ducal

Especially for LUNALIA, the voice in residence Reinoud Van Mechelen has designed a recital with the former ‘national poet’ from 2014 to 2016, Charles Ducal... who just happens to be his old Dutch teacher. The recital is based on the Tre Sonetti di Petrarca by Franz Liszt. The composer dedicated these three songs to the famous tenore di grazia Mario Rubini, the Caruso of his era. Reinoud Van Mechelen follows in his footsteps, engaging in dialogue with Charles Ducal and with work by one of the greatest novelists of all time, Victor Hugo.

Charles Ducal, poet
Reinoud Van Mechelen, tenor
Anthony Romaniuk, piano

20:15 — 22:00

40% love poetry
30% romance
30% former national poet

Music: Franz Liszt en poëzie van Victor Hugo

Cultuurcentrum Mechelen

18 euro (-26: 12 euro)

There is a free introductory conversation with Charles Ducal and Reinoud Van Mechelen at 19:00 in the Scheppersinstituut about the intentions of the programme and of course about the two artists’ special bond, their own work and the work of Victor Hugo.