Silk Moth

Arcola Theatre, London
August 2019

Music by Bushra El-Turk, Liza Lim and Cassandra Miller
Libretto by Eleanor Knight

Conductor Kelly Lovelady
Director Heather Fairbairn
Designer Charlotte Henery
Lighting Designer Sean Gleason
Video Designer Sapphire Goss

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 Liza Lim’s The Hearts Ear and Cassandra Miller’s Bel Canto 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.

https://www.arcolatheatre.com/whats-on/silk-moth/