What are the fables for the opera in today's world?

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09 May 2021

Innocence

Jury Nominee

Which words and which opera librettos are best placed to express our contemporary realities, be they socio-economic, political, or environmental? Which stories inspire us and fill us with strong emotion?


The theatre director Peter Sellars discusses and debates with Sofi Oksanen novelist and librettist of the opera Innocence around the question of engaged art. [Moderator: Timothée Picard, Dramaturge of the Festival d’Aix]

Discover INNOCENCE's fable!

Kaija Saariaho’s final opera INNOCENCE is a “thriller-opera” but also a story about recovery and healing that resonates with current concerns of humanity, dealing with how individuals, smaller groups and our society as a whole confront the past and tackle recent traumas over time.

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