World Opera Lab Roadshow 2023

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11 September 2023

Amsterdam / Netherlands

Platform Members, Roadshow

Va Pensiero - The Euphrates and her stories  

From 11 to 16 September 2023, World Opera Lab presented its newest production in Amsterdam (Netherlands): Va Pensiero - The Euphrates and her stories. This opera addresses the current situation of water resources and archaeology in the Middle-East: for this project, the team went to Iraq to interview professionals, find more information on the topic and create materials locally. 

The piece, directed by Miranda Lakerveld, is a great example of how artists and activists can collaborate to raise awareness. In a discussion with Salman Khairella, one of the leading water-activists in Iraq, Miranda Lakerveld talked about the importance of these kinds of collaboration to make a change and build a better tomorrow. 

The cast included soprano Sabra en Bahri-Khatri, Clarinetist and actor Vincent Martig, ud-player Haytham Safia, pianist Wim Dijkstra and singer/saz player Shwan Sulaiman. 

Find out more about this production below. 


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