As If No Misfortune Had Occurred in the Night

As If No Misfortune Had Occurred in the Night - 2022

21 min min - Fiction
Number: 24
Show: Saturday 11 November, 16:00, Hagabion Sal 1 | Tuesday 14 November, 18:30, Folkets Hus Hammarkullen
Director:  Søren Lind, Larissa Sansour


An Arabic-language opera about mourning and inherited trauma. Performed by Palestinian soprano Nour Darwish, it fuses Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder with Masha’al, a traditional Palestinian song. Steeped in black and white, Palestinian soprano Nour Darwish delivers an Arabic-language aria about intergenerational sorrow and maternal grief. The haunting composition, based on Gustav Mahler's Kindertotenlieder and the Palestinian traditional song Mashaal, traces a century of loss and harrowing conflict with extraordinary power and grace. – Leonie Woodfin

Collections: EFF-23

Genres: Fiction


Country:  DenmarkUnited Kingdom
Language:  Arabic, English text

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Ali Roche / Ali Roche Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  0 h 21 min