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Opera Prize
Shortlist 2020

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Naciketa

United Kingdom
Opera Circus

Naciketa

Presentation

Naciketa was inspired by renowned composer, Nigel Osborne and writer, Ariel Dorfman’s lived-life experiences as artists and human rights activists. The stories come from their life’s work with children.

Nigel is one of the world’s experts using music to help those with PTSD from war and conflict, mental and physical disabilities. The concept/stories were gathered by Ariel Dorfman from the Upanishads, the Sanskrit philosophical texts, about an Indian boy who questions Death/Yama and with Music liberates a child, persuades Forgiveness and reminds Memory that we are all infinite.

Naciketa is led by a multi-skilled collaboration of national and international partners sharing the co-creation of this opera; building an highly innovative ensemble and taking risks and opportunities towards a more diverse global profession for artists.

This beautiful work offers alternative cultural pathways to explore the future for children fleeing wars and in situations of abuse and fear; to build greater awareness of children’s rights in the hope that audiences feel moved to make a difference; working with young artists who are more than the future of our profession.  

Artistic Team

Nigel Oborne

Nigel Osborne

Composer

Ariel Dorfman

Ariel Dorfman

Librettist

Tina Ellen Lee

Tina Ellen Lee

Creative Producer

Sam Brown

Sam Brown

Stage Director

Sumant Jayakrishnan

Sumant Jayakrishnan

Artistic Director

Laura Fatini

Laura Fatini

Movement

Co-producing Partners

Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole

Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole

United Kingdom

Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre

United Kingdom

Gulbenkian

Gulbenkian

United Kingdom

Sri Aurobindo Society

Sri Aurobindo Society

India

SVARAM

SVARAM

India

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art

United Kingdom

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

United Kingdom

RAVENNA FESTIVAL logo

Fondazione Ravenna Manifestazione - Ravenna Festival

Italy

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