Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle Of An Assassination
Film maker Amos Gitai returns to The Coronet Theatre with Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination, a live performance based on his 2015 film Rabin, the Last Day, an investigation into the assassination in 1995 of the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, after a demonstration for peace and against violence in Tel-Aviv. The assassination cast a cold and brutal light on a dark and terrifying world—a world that made murder possible, which suddenly became apparent to a traumatised public.
Written by Amos Gitai and Marie-José Sanselme, and drawn from the memories of Leah Rabin, the Prime Minister’s widow, the production is a fable performed by an exceptional cast of singers and musicians including Natalie Dessay. Four voices are brought together to create a recitative, “halfway between lament and lullaby,” to travel back through history and explore the incredible violence with which the nationalist forces fought the peace project, tearing Israel apart.
Louis Sclavis (clarinet)
Bruno Maurice (accordion)
Alexey Kochetkov (violin)
Amos Gitai and Marie-José Sanselme
Assistant to director
Talia de Vries