Stabat Mater (trailer I)

A trailer for Line Tjørnhoj's Stabat Mater Opera (2009). Despite its rather intense subject matter Line describes the work as an 'opera about hope'.

'On 15 August, 2004, Atefah Sahaaleh was hanged in a public square in the Iranian city of Neka. Her death sentence was imposed for "crimes against chastity". Judge Haji Rezai put himself the noose around her neck. She was just 16.'