A German Opera Spotlights the Refugee Crisis with Refugees


During the Munich Opera Festival of last July, a new opera production by the Bavarian State Opera’s youth program has been performed for the second time (after sold out performance in December 2017). "Moses" has been written with and for refugees, children of immigrants and born-and-raised Bavarians.

In the opera, a mixture of new music by Benedikt Brachtel and adapted excerpts from Rossini’s “Mosè in Egitto,” the teenagers tell the story of Moses — common ground for followers of the Bible, Torah and Quran — with Brechtian interludes about refugee experiences and current events. 

According to the New York Times, which have reported on the new production, "Moses" has provided a way to learn German and make new friends.

To read the full article of the New York Times visit here.

More information about the opera available here.