PMBelgiumOn the evening of Friday, October 24, 2014, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels to attend the première of, Shell Shock, an opera by composer, Mr. Nicholas Lens and author and famous musician, Mr. Nick Cave (yeah, that Nick Cave).

The opera marks “…the centenary of World War I depicting the horrors of the conflict through the eyes of soldiers, deserters, a nurse and an orphan. [Shell Shock] depicts neither great battles nor heroism – instead it focuses on the traumatic effects war has on individuals…” according to Reuters.

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