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The Lyon Opera Persian

From 2 May to 12 May 2022, the Lyon Opera will host the new world premiere of an opera by Thierry Escaich. After Claude on a libretto by Robert Badinter in 2013, the composer has called on Atiq Rahimi to adapt the magnificent poem Khosrow and Shirine by the 12th century Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi. The premiere of Shirine, scheduled for 2020, will take place on 2 May 2022, directed by Richard Brunel with Franck Ollu as musical director. Hélène Guilmette and Julien Behr will perform as Shirine and Khosrow alongside Jean-Sébastien Bou, Théophile Alexandre and Laurent Alvaro among others.

 

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