Bohuslav Martinu's opera based on the novel "Christ Recrucified" by Nikos Kazantzakis.
The Greek Passion is about the people in the Greek village of Lycovrisi and their annual performance of the Passion Play. The village elders choose who is to play Christ and the Apostles. The profound sense of peace that almost too comfortably spreads through the village is interrupted by a tumultuous event. As though the finger of God were pointing to a sign of faith, refugees from a plundered and abandoned village arrive in the square seeking asylum. They are furiously rejected and forced to seek shelter in the mountains.
Conductor: Johannes Gustavsson Director: Mira Bartov. Opens 14 September 2017.