“Our Opera is a village, a social resonating body.

Christoph Schlingensief

“The place is not important, because an aria will be later sung or a symphony played … that’s not all necessary.”

Christoph Schlingensief

“One thing must be clear from the outset: The Opera Village is not an aid organisation and also not a development aid project! And we will not redeem anyone, neither here in Europe or in Burkina Faso. Whoever believes in redemption should join a legally established political party.”

Christoph Schlingensief

“I urge us all to throw our notions of art overboard and to invest in the richness of such a place.”

Christoph Schlingensief