15.11.21 - 19.11.21
Centraal Station, Antwerpen

29.11.21 - 30.11.21
Centraal Station, Brussel

01.12.21 - 03.12.21
Centraal Station, Brussel

St Pancras, London

14.05.22 - 20.05.22
Centraal Station, Rotterdam


Passers-by become spectators, travellers turn into participants. This year, EUROPALIA is dedicated to trains, meaning the tracks that literally connect the continent. Together with Muziektheater Transparant, Casco Phil developed a rich opera experience full of connections. A composer and a librettist spend a week together in a glass box in stations in Antwerp, Brussels, London St. Pancras and in Rotterdam. Every day they compose a short, modern opera, inspired by passers-by and their stories, which they perform during rush hour. The final composition is turned into a performance and sound installation using live musicians and singers, and is on show for a week, to be enjoyed both by audiences who visit it on purpose as well as people who discover it by accident.

Annelies Van Parys

Benjamin Haemhouts

Gaea Schoeters

Lost & Found:
A concept by Casco Phil. A production of n EUROPALIA, Casco Phil en Muziektheater Transparant in the context of  EUROPALIA TRAINS & TRACKS (2021).
 Co-production Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, IOA International Opera Academy, O. Festival for Opera. Music. Theatre, BOZAR en Royal Opera House Londen.

Created with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government and the SNCB