The opera Denis & Katya successfully premiered during the Opera Forward Festival. In this trailer director Ted Huffman tells you more about Denis & Katya and the real events it was based on.
On 14 November 2016, two Russian 15-year-olds started livestreaming their story on the website Periscope. The live stream revealed how they ran away from home, went into hiding, had a confrontation with the police and how this ultimately led to their death. As the day wore on, Denis and Katya continued to livestream and the number of online viewers continued to grow. Conspiracy theories abounded, fan sites appeared. Denis and Katya became an internet sensation that, much like their own lives, was only very brief.