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Seeing the future, but not being heard when you try to share that knowledge – that is the lot of Cassandra, daughter of King Priam of Troy. In his first operatic composition, Bernard Foccroulle asks who today’s Cassandras are: who sees the inevitable disasters of our time and is not heard? To an English libretto by Matthew Jocelyn, who has mythological figures converse with contemporary characters, Foccroulle brings the urgent issue of climate change to the opera house. And not by chance to La Monnaie, where the artistic creation process has been increasingly nurtured over the last few years through the principles of Green Opera

Bernard Foccroulle
Matthew Jocelyn
Kazushi Ono
Director and video concept
Marie-Eve Signeyrole
Premiere: September 2023

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