Legend of 1000 Bulls - Where To? Nereye? (in Turkish)

Michael Ellison, Simon Jones, Yashar Kemal

Research output: Other contribution


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’)
Translated title of the contributionLegend of 1000 Bulls - Where To?: Nereye? (in Turkish)
Original languageOther
Typemusic theatre, opera
Media of outputScore, staging
PublisherRotterdam Operadagen (tbc)
Number of pages300
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Publication statusIn preparation - 24 May 2020


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

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