The treason conviction of an innocent Jewish artillery officer, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, who was sentenced to solitary confinement on Devils Island in 1894, tore France apart in a seismic political clash between progressive Dreyfusards and right-wing anti-Dreyfusards that pitted friends against friends and neighbors against neighbors. The “Affair” is a story of political passions, political will, and unswerving loyalty that resonates to this very day.
The Dreyfus Affair is the third and final production in a trilogy of ERC historic music dramas at BAM. Jules Verne: From the Earth to the Moon (2015) and Akhmatova: The Heart is not made of Stone (2016), the first two of the trilogy, each received NY Times critics’ pick.
Featuring the music of Ravel, Franck, Halévy, Rameau, and Ligeti.
This event is presented by Ensemble for the Romantic Century. BAM house, ticketing, and membership policies may not apply.
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