Ruthless Jabiru // Silk Moth
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.
Camille Maalawy, mother
Mona Khalili, daughter/ensemble
Karim Jabri, father/ensemble
Shira Agmon, ensemble
Sophie Atalar, ensemble
Aivale Cole, ensemble
Kelly Lovelady, conductor
Heather Fairbairn, director
Charlotte Henery, set and costume designer
Sean Gleason, lighting designer
Sapphire Goss, video artist
Eleanor Knight, librettist