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The Aqueduct : a chamber opera

by Anna Game-Lopata and Jenny Game-Lopata (2010)



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The Aqueduct : a chamber opera / by Jenny Game-Lopata ; libretto by Anna Game-Lopata.

Library shelf no. 782.1/GAM 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

What happens when a Jewish woman befriends a Palestinian in Israel?

A chamber opera in three acts, The Aqueduct weaves together the enthralling sounds of Middle Eastern musical traditions with jazz to underscore the human side of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Talia is a middle-class Jew from Melbourne who has grown up with an idealistic view of Israel as her true home; 'the land of milk and honey'. Amal, a Palestinian Muslim is a single mother who lives with her young children in a squalid settlement just outside Israeli borders.

The two women meet at the Aqueduct, a tourist attraction built under the 'old city' of Jerusalem during Roman times. They connect instantly, but can they rise above personal tragedy, cultural differences and bigotry?

Work Details

Year: 2010

Instrumentation: Solo voices, flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, bassoon, horn in F, darabukkah, vibraphone, riqq/tambourine, strings.

Duration: 110 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — quarter tones, Arab scales and rhythms

First performance: at The Aqueduct (Visy Theatre) on 26 Oct 2012

Performances of this work

27 Oct 2012: at The Aqueduct (Visy Theatre).

26 Oct 2012: at The Aqueduct (Visy Theatre).

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