No Friend but the Mountains: A Symphonic Song Cycle

Composer: Luke Styles; Librettist: Behrouz Boochani

MBC will return to the stage again in 2021 when we join the Zelman Symphony Orchestra in the World Premiere performance of this exciting new work. Behrouz Boochani’s book, No Friend but the Mountains, chronicles his incarceration on Manus Island along with his fellow asylum seekers. Written secretly in Farsi in hundreds of text messages, the book shines a light on the brutal system of asylum seeker detention, and has won numbers numerous awards.

Zelman Symphony, Melbourne Bach Choir & bass-baritone Adrian Tamburini will be conducted by Rick Prakhoff

Date: 21 March 2021, 5 pm

Location: Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Bookings through Arts Centre Melbourne on 1300 182 183 or via the link below.

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