Hèctor Parra -

Hèctor Parra - "Justice"

The event to mark the beginning of 2024: a total work, Justice by Hèctor Parra, directed by Milo Rau and with a libretto by Congolese poet Fiston Mwanza Mujila, brings opera into the modern age! World premiere at Geneva's Grand Théâtre on 22 January. 

This opera, conceived as a process from the gathering of testimonies from the families of the victims of an explosion caused by the multinational mining company, through an international trial and culminating in a tribute opera whose libretto is based on the testimonies gathered, questions the form and social role of opera.

 Hèctor Parra - Justice 
Opera in five acts for soloists, chorus and full orchestra
World premiere: January 22, 24, 26, 28, 2024 - Grand Théâtre de Genève
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Chœur du Grand Théâtre de Genève
Peter Tantsits, Director
Idunnu Münch, Director's wife
Katarina Bradić, Driver
Willard White, Priest 
Simon Shibambu, Young Priest
Serge Kakudji, Boy
Lauren Michelle, Voice
Axelle Fanyo, Mother
Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Libretto
Titus Engel, Conductor
Milo Rau, Stagging
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Austrian premiere : 30 April 2024 - Festspielhaus St. Pölten 

Tonkünstle Orchestra

Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Librettist

Titus Engel, Conductor

Milo Rau et Anton Lukas, Staging 

Cédric Mpaka, Costumes

Jürgen Kolb, Lighting design 

Moritz von Dungern, Video

Clara Pons et Giacomo Bisordi, Dramaturgy

Mark Biggins, Choral direction

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