21 March 2021, 5 pm
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
Location: Sidney Myer Music Bowl