Scenes from Bushra El-Turk’s new opera, Woman at Point Zero, will receive a premiere in a special event celebrating short works by composers from the Arab world, at LSO St Luke’s on Thursday 13 July 2017 from 7.30pm.
In this one-evening concert, The Royal Opera joins forces with Shubbak Festival – London’s major biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture – to showcase works by five composers from the Arab world, and connecting London audiences with the best of Arab culture across visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature, architecture and debate. The evening will be centred on the premiere of scenes from Bushra El-Turk’s new opera Woman at Point Zero.
Woman at Point Zero is based on the seminal novel by Egyptian author, feminist and doctor Nawal El Saadawi – an allegorical tale of historical female oppression in Egypt that questions what true freedom and empowerment can mean for women today. Preceding extracts of Woman at Point Zero are the UK premieres of chamber works by the four participants of The Royal Opera and Shubbak’s inaugural Arab Composer Residency programme: Amir ElSaffer (Iraq/US), Nadim Husni (Syria/Poland), Bahaa El-Ansary (Egypt) and Nabil Benabdeljalil (Morocco).
You can buy tickets for the event on this link.