Woman at Point Zero

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Woman at Point Zero

music theatre festival world creation All Arias

Woman at Point Zero

LOD Muziektheater / Laila Soliman & Bushra El-Turk


A gripping multimedia opera about exploitation and emancipation, inspired by the novel of the same name by Nawal El Saadawi.

Composer Bushra El-Turk, director Laila Soliman, writer Stacy Hardy and filmmaker Aida Elkashef turn this universal story of exploitation, sacrifice and an unending quest for freedom into a gripping multimedia production. By interweaving different creative insights and challenging prevailing conventions, they reinvent opera as a powerful voice for a new wave of feminism across borders.

Lyrical poetry and genre-defying music are intertwined with compelling testimonies of contemporary women who have committed similar crimes. As a contemporary chorus of female voices – once brutal, damaged and ashamed – they now claim their stories with wry humour, tender intimacy and savage freedom.

Coproduction with LOD muziektheater, All Arias (deSingel, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Concertgebouw Brugge en Muziektheater Transparant), Royal Opera House London, Shubbak Festival London, Snape Maltings UK, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg. With support of enoa, PRS Foundation, Fedora en AFAC.

The creators

  • Bushra El-Turk


  • Laila Soliman


  • Stacy Hardy


  • Aida Elkashef

  • ensemble ZAR

    Musical performance

  • Carla Nahadi Babelegoto


  • Dima Orsho




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