Interdependence Day in Istanbul Presents Excerpts from Daniel Nazareth's New Leonardo Opera

Preliminary performances of portions of the opera “The Leonardo Bridge” by Daniel Nazareth will be presented in a piano version at the St. Irene Church in Istanbul on 11 September 2009 with the New York baritone Frank Basile in the role of Leonardo da Vinci and vocal soloists of the Istanbul Opera. The performance is taking place as part of Interdependence Day 2009 which, following the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September 2001, was founded by the American sociologist Benjamin R. Barber as an annual cultural event being held in various cities of the world around this September date. The event is intended to contribute to the reconciliation of the Islamic and Western cultures through lectures, exhibitions and concerts.

The world premiere of “Leonardo Bridge” has been planned for May 2012.


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