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Bin Boğalar Efsanesi (original language is Turkish): Where To?

Research output: Other contribution

Original languageOther
Typemusic theatre, opera
Media of outputScore, staging
Publisher or commissioning bodyRotterdam Operadagen (tbc)
Number of pages300
Place of PublicationRotterdam
DateIn preparation - 24 May 2020


Bin Boğalar Efsanesi-(Legend of a Thousand Bulls) (2020)
Total Theatre in Music (opera) in four scenes, tracing the extinction of the last Yörük/Alevi nomads in Anatolia (in Turkish). For Bozlak voices, Anatolian instruments, and transcultural ensemble. Based on novel by Yaşar Kemal.
Simon Jones, Libretto/director; Zeynep Tanbay, choreographer; NOHlab, video performance and stage design. Premiere projected June, 2020, Istanbul Music Festival. Hezarfen Ensemble, Erdem Şimşek, bağlama soloist. (90’)

    Research areas

  • Bozlak, Alevi, Yasar Kemal, pastoral, Yörük, opera, contemporary opera, music theatre, transcultural, nomadism, ecology, migration


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