In association with City of Sydney, Create NSW and the Australia Council for the Arts
East West Street: A Song of Good and Evil is an acclaimed piece inspired by human rights lawyer Philippe Sands’ prize-winning book East West Street, which explores the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity. Focusing on the remarkable, connected stories of his grandfather and three key individuals in the Nuremberg Trials - Cambridge academic Hersch Lauterpacht, Polish prosecutor Raphael Lemkin and Hitler's lawyer Hans Frank – the performance is based on the words, images and music that connected the men, from Bach and Beethoven to Rachmaninov and Leonard Cohen.
This extraordinary work is narrated by Sands and award-winning German actress Katja Riemann, accompanied by leading bass-baritone Laurent Naouri and renowned jazz pianist Guillaume de Chassy. It is directed by one of Britain's leading young directors of opera, Nina Brazier.
Philippe Sands QC appears in conversation with Julian Burnside AO QC prior to the performance to discuss in more detail his book East West Street, the genesis of this unique collaboration, and his legal work.
Directed by Nina Brazier
Written by Philippe Sands
Performed by Katja Riemann, Philippe Sands, Laurent Naouri and Guillaume de Chassy
City Recital Hall Member $90
City Recital Hall Member $72
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