Epic opera about civil disobedience
Selim Doğru, reART Collective & Volksoperahuis (NL)
In this epic opera about civil disobedience, reART and Volksoperahuis take you on a musical adventure around the Black Sea. When Keraban invites his friend and business partner De Bruin to a wedding across the Bosporus, it turns out they have to pay for the crossing. Furious about this restriction of freedom, he drags his companions along the shore as he attempts to reach the other side of the Black Sea. Their journey brings them into contact with cultures, characters, and songs but the marriage needs to take place before a certain date and there are many obstacles that need to be overcome.
A historical and simultaneously very topical performance around the civilian resistance against inhumane and inane rules and borders. The journey takes in many countries that are situated around the Black Sea and it resonates in many ways with the current crises in the region. But what role do the affluent Keraban and his protest play in this story? His credo is “all governments are useless”. Is he a resistance fighter, an anarchist, nihilist, or simply egotistical? You decide…