news 21.3.2018

With a small delay in Frankfurt, Kris Defoort is heading to Philadelphia to rehearse 70 minutes of the new music he composed for his opera “The Time of Our singing". Together with The Curtis Institute of Music, Opera Philadelphia,conductor Ryan Kwame & five singers, Kris Defoort will accompany a 5-day workshop.

Don’t know if Einstein understands his music...! ;-)

news 14.11.2017

One year after their successful creation tour through Slovenia, Hungary, Germany & Belgium, Kris Defoort and his ‘Diving Poet Society’ come out with the self-titled album Kris Defoort Diving Poet Society (WERF Records). They’re excited to present this gem to you in four Belgian cities:

02.11 Jazz Station, Brussels
03.11 deSingel, Antwerp

news 29.5.2017

Premiere: Thursday June, 1st 2017 (8 pm) at Minardschouwburg Ghent

news 5.1.2017

“A vibrant oratorio on the theme of exile...” L’Echo

“A successful triple somersault for the first circus opera.” RFI

“A circus masterpiece at the opera... An absolute knockout which redefines the genre.” France Inter & ScèneWeb


news 21.11.2016

On December 10 & 11, opera House of the Sleeping Beauties travels to Japan. After its honored premiere in De Munt in 2009, the piece will be re-created with a Japanese cast in Bunka Kaikan (Japan). 



Co-production with LOD, Toneelhuis and La Monnaie/De Munt.

More information here.


news 1.9.2016

Veronika Harcsa (voice - turquoise), Guillaume Orti (alto saxophone - orange), Kris Defoort
(piano - purple), 
Nicolas Thys
(bass - deep blue), 
Lander Gyselinck (drums - light blue)



news 12.2.2014

Kris Defoort composed a new orchestra piece - comissioned by De Buren - for  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra "Human Voices only"  will premiere on March 13th in Amsterdam.

That evening Chinese piano 'star' Lang Lang performs Ravel's pianoconcerto in G. 

On March 15th this creation opens the 10th anniversary of KlaraFestival  with the program Sounds of our time in BOZAR.

news 9.10.2013

Feria Musica launched in september 2013 the blog "Daral Shaga - portrait of creation" to share with you the discussions, challenges, passions and doubts

news 4.2.2013

From March 2013 on, Feria Musica will start researching on a project where circus meets opera.

news 30.10.2012

7 & 8 November 2012, KC De Werf in Bruges