Barabbas- opera in two acts
HKB Chamber orchestra led by conductor Igor Andreev performed a world premiere of opera Barabbas as a fully staged production. The event brought together singers, dancers, actors and instrumentalists for two nights (14 and 15th April 2023) in Biel Volkshaus (Switzerland). Barabbas follows the well-known story of a people’s resistance against Pilate’s invasion of Jerusalem. Yet when Barabbas is due to be sentenced to death, his life is saved by another.Preparations for the production have been underway since December 2022, when the first musical rehearsals began. At the same time, the concept was born, based on the division of the stage by a black cloth as a symbol of reversible exclusion.