Albert Dubosq’s ‘Place publique’ for Act IV at the Théâtre royal, Antwerp, 1907. Glass Negative by L. Jacqmain, 1912. Courtesy of the Felixarchief, Stadsarchief Antwerp.
Sets and mise en scène from the Théâtre Royal in Ostend.
At the first performance ‘more than five hundred people could not find a place.’ Journal de Bruges , 6 November 1912.
One performance was on 8 August 1931.
Benefit performance for the victims of the Battle of the Bulge (Ardennes, 1944-5).
Staged until 1963.
It was first decided that the poem would be put into recitatives, but, to leave the work all its color, all its strength, we came back to leave it in its original form.’ The Worldy Notebook , 4-10 September 1902.
Gay performed on 26 February 1905.