As If No Misfortune Had Occurred in the Night - 2022
—21 min min -
FictionNumber: 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