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Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind As If No Misfortune Had Occurred In The Night 2022 Installation view at FACT Image by Rob Battersby WEB RES 9

Arabic Opera Performance

Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind present a special live audiovisual performance of their breathtaking Arabic-language opera at Liverpool's newest state-of-the-art concert hall.

Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, 60 Oxford Street, Liverpool, L7 3NY
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The Tung Auditorium


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Part of the Radical Ancestry season

Performed for an audience for the first time by Palestinian soprano Nour Darwish, you are invited to immerse yourself in an unforgettable operatic experience at the brand new state-of-the-art Tung Auditorium at the University of Liverpool's Yoko Ono Lennon Centre.

Nour Darwish will sing live on stage against the backdrop of Larissa and Søren’s film which has been specially recomposed for this unique event. Performed as a single aria, the audiovisual work poetically laments a century of Palestinian trauma, starting with the cataclysm of World War I. Nour Darwish’s solo performance will envelop you as it brings the "world-class" film to life, resonating throughout the remarkable acoustic performance space.

The performance will be followed by a live Q&A with the artists, hosted by Dr Nicola Triscott, Chief Executive/Director at FACT Liverpool.

A sublime evocation of maternal grief" ★★★★

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  • Doors: 18:00
  • Performance + Q&A: 18:30 - 20:00
  • Event Ends: 20:00

Larissa and Søren's new commission, As If No Misfortune Had Occurred in the Night (2022), has received critical acclaim whilst on display at FACT as part of the current exhibition, Let the Song Hold Us. The exhibition continues until 19 June 2022.

The dramatic cinematography is arresting, but it is the content of the song that elevates the piece★★★★

The Guardian

This special event is presented by FACT Liverpool and supported by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival.

The performance will feature live Arabic and English subtitles.

Korakrit Arunanondchai and Alex Gvojic Songs for living 2021 Installation view at FACT Image by Rob Battersby WEB RES 25


Let the Song Hold Us



An exhibition of new immersive artworks that explore how music and song bring together the family and collective histories we inherit. Featuring Korakrit Arunanondchai, Zinzi Minott, Larissa Sansour, Søren Lind, Tessa Norton, Ebun Sodipo and Rae-Yen Song.

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