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Bushra El-Turk

Wereldpremière
  • Bushra El-Turk
  • Bushra El-Turk

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All Arias

Lecture & Discussion
chamber music
Sun 25 Apr 2021 -19.00
Free
Kamermuziekzaal
start 19.00

Opera as a powerful voice for a new wave of feminism

The new opera Woman at Point Zero is based on the classic 1975 novel of the same name by Egyptian author Nawal El Sadaawi. In it she describes her meeting with Firdaus, a woman on death row in a Cairo prison, who shares her life story with her the night before her execution. Composer Bushra El-Turk, director Laila Soliman, writer Stacy Hardy and filmmaker Aida Elkashef turn this universal story of exploitation, sacrifice and a search for freedom into a gripping and poignant multimedia production.

programme

Bushra El-Turk (1982)
Woman at Point Zero
Based on the novel of the same name by Nawal El Saadawi

performers

Laila Soliman: director
Stacy Hardy: libretto adaptation
Aida ElKashef : video
Ensemble ZAR (recorders, classic accordion, Japanese shō, crumhorn, Slovenian fujara, Armenian duduk, Korean taegum and Arabic ney): ensemble
NN: singers

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Laila Soliman: director
Stacy Hardy: libretto adaptation
Aida ElKashef : video
Ensemble ZAR (recorders, classi...

read more
Sun 25 Apr 2021 -19.00
Free
Kamermuziekzaal
start 19.00

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