Hamburg State Opera has put out a call for refugees to join the chorus for Verdi’s Nabucco. Rehearsals start on January 30.
The production is to be directed at a distance by Kirill Serebrennikov, who has been held under house arrest in Russia for the past 18 months over alleged fraud charges, triggered by his criticisms of the Putin regime.
A Hamburg spokesman said they were still hopeful he would be released to take part in the production.
Paolo Carignani conducts.