The creation of a new opera - a collaborative work with African musicians in Burkina Faso, which is one of the poorest countries in the world. However, there is a rich music culture and earnest, passionate people. With three Burkinabe traditional musicians (griots), I started working on a new opera production in March 2020. Since then, more and more people have come to work with us, and we premiered the 1st Act of the opera on 23rd April 2021 at Institut Français de Ouagadougou.
Our new opera project talks about Africa's current situation, history, suffering, hope and joy, from an African perspective. I began composing the music when I started living with a griot family, which initiated a teaching and learning exchange of our different musics.
So, ladies and gentlemen, please become a partner of this project. Our aim is to complete the whole opera by the beginning of 2023. We would be most grateful for your support.
Our next step is to invite an excellent opera singer from South Africa to join us. Please share the dream with us! All my collaborators are proud to immerse themselves in our new creation, in spite of the increasingly severe poverty caused by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. As soon as we complete the 2nd Act (or all 4 Acts), we will stream the show to you. And on the day when it becomes possible to travel, we dream of making an overseas performance tour.