‘Negar’ looks at the secret lives of Iran’s youth
05 November 2022 | 4:08 pm
Amid the protests in Iran, a new Deutsche Oper music theater production explores same-sex love and artistic pursuits of Iran’s youth as they struggle for emancipation.
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