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20:00 — Grand Théâtre de Genève

Grand Théâtre de Genève
Opera & Voice

Artistic partner



15:00 — Grand Théâtre de Genève

Grand Théâtre de Genève
Opera & Voice

Artistic partner


Titus Engelmusical & artistic direction

Milo Raustage director

Opera by Hèctor Parra
Libretto by Fiston Mwanza Mujila from a screenplay by Milo Rau
World premiere

New production in co-production with Festival Tangente St. Pölt


Titus Engel, musical director
Milo Rau, stage director
Anton Lukas, set designer
Cedric Mpaka, costumes designer
Jürgen Kolb, lighting designer
Moritz von Dungern, videos 
Clara Pons, dramaturgy
Mark Biggins, choir director 
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, Librettist

Grand Théâtre de Genève Chorus
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

With the appearance of Kojack Kossakamvwe

more information on the GTG's website

The music

The Catalan composer Hèctor Parra is known for his musically rich adaptations of literary works into opera form. 

The creations of Milo Rau, essayist, director, and producer, are based on socio-historical and documentary research. He has created his own theatrical format between the narrative theatre genre and the courtroom. 

Alongside the US tenor Peter Tantsits, who had already sung the role of Max Aue in Die Wohngesinnten by the same Parra, are singers specially cast for this creation, from the legendary Willard White to the young Congolese countertenor – he comes from Kolwezi – Serge Kakudji, known, among other things, for his show with Alain Platel Coup Fatal. Conductor Titus Engel from Zurich, a great specialist in contemporary music, who skillfully drove our Einstein on the Beach machine in 2019, will undoubtedly make this new score sparkle, perhaps also adding a few touches of Congolese rumba…

OSR Live

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Yvonne Naef


György Ligeti
Poème symphonique, pour cent métronomes

Johann Sebastian Bach
Komm süsser Tod (orchestration by Leopold Stokowski)

Gustav Mahler
Kindertotenlieder, for mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Recorded on 21 January 2021 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Johannes Brahms

Symphony N° 4 in E minor op.98

Jonathan Nott


Recorded on 22 March 2017 at Victoria Hall, Geneva