Excursion

Crystal Signature Evening Event: String Orchestra & Opera Performance in an Ancient Monastery

Experience a program of classical and contemporary songs performed live by a renowned string orchestra and opera soloist. The venue is the Elzenveld – the 16th-century chapel of an Augustine monastery in central Antwerp.

Complimentary
  • Code
    ANR-09
  • Level
    Soft
  • Walking Type
    Little
  • Activity Type
    Cultural
  • Age
    3 & above
  • Duration
    2 Hours
Transported by luxury coach from your Crystal ship to a spot not far from Antwerp's famous Grote Markt, you'll take your seat inside a concert hall that was once the chapel and cloisters for a hospital run by Augustine monks. The chance to hear a live performance in this thoroughly restored space is a uniquely inspiring experience. The 40-minute program for the evening includes a mix of orchestra-only songs and others where orchestra, and opera soloist perform together. The compositions played span from historically well-known songs to modern movie music. Your string orchestra, lead violinist, and opera soloist for this enriching evening have built a considerable following within Belgium and have performed to accolades at festivals and concerts throughout Europe. As a memento of the event, hostesses in traditional Belgian dress will present each guest with a delicate origami tulip at the end of the concert. Important Notes: Weather in the Low Countries can change rapidly; it's wise to bring along an umbrella on rain coat for the short walk from coach to venue.