Claron McFaddon at La Monnaie © Filip van Roe
A Requiem of War to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. This suite of 12 cantos depicting the horrors of war was originally commissioned by La Monnaie. The libretto was created by Nick Cave and set to music by the Belgian Nicholas Lens. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui is staging and providing choreography for his Company Eastman. The Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France and the Chorus of the Opera of Silesia in Bytom will be conducted by Bassem Akiki. A programme fit for Remembrance Day.