Silent City is a Community Opera with words and music from children and, older people from Basilicata and Matera in particular, led by the composer Nigel Osborne, together with Italian and international artists. Starting from an investigation on the relationship between city and silence, the Opera tells the story of three boys from the present who one day flee to the forgotten part of their city, an ancient and rocky place. There they meet the child of silence. A story about the discovery not only of a city, but of a collective memory
The Silent City Opera will be staged in Matera on 29 and 30 November and 1 December 2019.