Woman at Point Zero - LOD Muziektheater © Aida Elkashef i
“With an artistic compulsion to give voice to marginalised voices through narrative forms and ways of making music through the blurring of notation and improvisation and through the blurring of western and eastern idioms, I was really hungry to see what would happen if my musical languages would explore into the other artforms through the vessels of multimedia music and theatre productions. This project is worth your support because you will be giving voice to the many women that this opera represents.”
Bushra El-Turk, Composer
Woman at Point Zero is a new opera based on the classic 1975 novel by the Egyptian writer Nawal El Sadaawi. From this universal story of exploitation, erasure and the search for freedom, composer Bushra El-Turk, director Laila Soliman, writer Stacy Hardy and filmmaker Aida Elkashef create a new multimedia production that weaves together diverse creative visions and challenges conventions. Opera as a powerful voice for a new wave of feminism without borders.
"Woman at point Zero was chosen by the Jury of the FEDORA - GENERALI Prize for Opera 2020, partly because of its compelling story, partly because it was a truly international partnership, but perhaps most of all because it was a combination of composer, librettist, director and filmmaker of emerging talent, which we want to bring to the world."
Nicholas Payne, Director of Opera Europa and Chair of the FEDORA - GENERALI Prize for Opera Jury 2020