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