Deniz Küstü: The sea-crossed fisherman

Simon Jones, Michael Ellison

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New music-theatre performance, adapted from the novel by Yashar Kemal, co-commissioned by Istanbul Music Festival (IKSV) and ERC, performed at Surreya Opera House, Istanbul on 44. Istanbul Music Festival. Music by Michael Ellison, stage-adaptation, libretto, dramaturgy and direction by Simon Jones, choreography by Zeynep Tanbay, video and scenic design by NOHlab (Candas Sisman and Deniz Kader), musical direction by Michael Rafferty.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherIstanbul Music Festival
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2016

Bibliographical note

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 648810).


  • music theatre
  • adaptation
  • dramaturgy
  • yasar kemal
  • Opera
  • Istanbul Music Festival
  • Istanbul
  • Nohlab


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