Fortress Europe

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composition: Calliope Tsoupaki
musical direction: Bas Wiegers
direction: Floris Visser
light design: Alex Brok
set & costumes: Dieuweke van Reij
ensemble: Akso|Schönberg
Europa (soprano): Rosemary Joshua
Frans the politician (tenor): Erik Slik
Omar, the refugee (baritone): Yavuz Arman Isleker
choir: Nederlands Studenten Kamerkoor
production: Opera Trionfo

Fortress Europe is a brand-new opera about one of the most important issues of our time, the refugee crisis. It is the first instalment of Sign of the Times, a series of operas yet to be written that zero in on current events. The opera tells the story of Lady Europe and her son who is a politician. Europe faced up to the world with courage and full of ideals when she was a young woman but she now leads an isolated existence in her Brussels apartment as her son guards the gateway into Europe. The drama that ensues is brimming with political interests, personal cravings, and rumours of populist fears and hate.


€25,- (normal)
€10,- (CJP, Students, 18-, BankGiro Loterij VIP-KAART)

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