Germany’s Refugee Opera

At the Union HQ of IG Metall in Frankfurt, the audience await a unique performance. They have come to see Zaide, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s unfinished opera from 1780, but with a twist. This production is performed entirely by refugees and is reimagined to tell the difficult journeys they have undertaken to reach Europe.

Lightgeist directors Louis Leeson and Patrick Hoelscher researched, filmed, and edited this film independently. It can be seen online at the IBTimes: