An African Bayreuth? An Opera in Burkina Faso? Christoph Schlingensief, the German film, theatre and opera director, had a vision for an opera village in Africa. Although he was sick with cancer, he continued taking trips to Burkina Faso devoted to this idea. CRACKLE OF TIME tells the story of the impossible project: To build an opera village in Burkina Faso, a space combining art and life, with a school, theatre, hospital, living quarters, a football field, a lunchroom. Schlingensief wanted everything it takes to live and survive. He died in 2010, but his dream lives on.
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