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Hero of 9/11 immortalised in opera


Hero of 9/11 immortalised in opera Musica


A new opera premiered in San Francisco on the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks telling the story of one of the heroes.

But Heart of a Soldier goes beyond simply the events of that day 10 years ago. It is a story of friendship, war and love in the compelling life of Rick Rescorla, a brave and selfless man. Director Francesca Zambello told euronews the work addresses other Major issues too. "I think it's important to stress it's not just a 9/11 story, because there are issues of: what is America, what is our place in the world, how do we honour all of those who have fallen and died in the name of democracy, the issue of Christianity and Islam, why did 9/11 happen, what is the heart of a soldier?" she said.

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  • Production date: 2011
  • Duration: 4 min
  • Production: © Euronews
  • Available version(s): FR, EN
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