photo: Hans van den Boogaard

November Music Fortress Europe

Actuele opera

composition Calliope Tsoupaki
conductor Bas Wiegers
direction Floris Visser
Europa Rosemary Joshua
Politician Erik Slik
Refugee Yavuz Arman İşleker
dramaturgy Klaus Bertisch
design Dieuweke van Reij
light Alexander Brok

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Wednesday, 8 November 2017
20:30 hours
November Music
Den Bosch
Theater aan de Parade

Inleiding: 19.30 uur


Opera Trionfo and Asko|Schönberg present a new opera about one of the most important issues of our day: the refugee crisis.

It is the first part of ‘Sign of the Times’, a series of newly written operas that are quick to zero in on current events. The opera tells the story of Europa and her son, the politician. Born in North Africa, as a young woman she confronted the world with courage and idealism. Now she lives a secluded life in her Brussels apartment. In the meantime her son has been assigned the task of guarding the portal to Europe. A drama unfolds full of political interests, personal desires and the clamour of the populists’ fear and hate.


Fortress Europe trailer

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Calliope Tsoupaki

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