9 Aug, 10 Aug, 11 Aug at 8pm
10 Aug, 11 Aug at 3pm
RHACC, Parkshot Road, Richmond, TW9 2RE
Music by Bushra El-Turk, Liza Lim and Cassandra Miller
Libretto by Eleanor Knight
Music Director Kelly Lovelady
Director Heather Fairbairn
Liza Lim The Heart’s Ear
Bushra El-Turk Silk Moth
Cassandra Miller Bel Canto
A woman, alone, wrestles with the part she played in her daughter’s downfall. Is she vulnerable? Or complicit?
Bushra El-Turk‘s hard-hitting, contemporary opera Silk Moth is presented alongside compositions from Liza Lim and Cassandra Miller in a new production by London chamber orchestra Ruthless Jabiru.
A stellar cast of singers and conducted ensemble weave together Arabic and Western musical traditions, examining the complex tragedies of honour crime, family violence, and female (dis)empowerment in Britain and beyond.
Sung in English without surtitles.