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Two real figures inspired the Slovak composer Miroslav Tóth to write his new opera – Simo Häyhä, a Finnish sniper dubbed the White Death, who is believed to have killed more than 500 Red Army soldiers during the Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland in 1939-40; and Horst Fuchs, a German teleshopping star.
Depicting the two archetypal characters – a mercenary and a merchant, the opera tells the story set in a post-apocalyptic world. Miroslav Tóth also drew inspiration from the British science-fiction film Threads, the Austrian documentary Im Keller and a number of apocalyptic literary works.
By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.