Kristine Opolais & Anna Bonitatibus Lead ‘Woman.Life.Freedom’ Benefit Concert

By Francisco Salazar

On Dec 12, 2022, a one-night-only benefit concert titled “Woman.Life.Freedom.” will take place at Oper Frankfurt, raising funds in support of the Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran (ABC).

All proceeds raised from ticket sales and any online donations will directly benefit ABC. The event will also be available for global streaming on IDAGIO and 80 percent of net ticket sales will also go directly to ABC.

The evening will feature countertenor Cameron Shahbazi, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, cellist Kian Soltani, violist Micha Afkham, sopranos Kristine Opolais, Lilian Farahani, Ambur Braid, and Giulia Semenzato, mezzo-soprano Anna Bonitatibus, percussionist Naghib Shanbehzadeh, flutist Azin Zahedi, pianists Jeff Cohen and Sophia Muñoz, stage director Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau and more.

Additionally, the event will feature key speakers including Nargess Eskandari-Grünberg (Mayor of Frankfurt), Royan and Ladan Boroumand (co- founders of ABC), and virtual poetry readings and video messages from international stars, including actresses Sepideh Moafi and Jasmin Tabatabai, among others.