Opera singer Claron McFadden delivers an emotionally charged musical-theatre performance that combines classical music, jazz, sampling, theatre, film and poetry. Lilith was first performed at Operadagen 2012. Now there is a new performance by the coproducers Holland Festival, Muziektheater Transparant and Operadagen Rotterdam.
In the lounge bar of the Hôtel du Paradis we meet a man who tells us about his lost love. A woman then arrives who starts to talk about her failed relationship. Slowly it appears that he is Adam and she is Lilith, Adam's first wife in Jewish mythology, who was created as Adam's equal. Lilith refused to submit to Adam, and finally decided to leave Paradise. They recount their tragic lovestory, ending in a dramatic finale.
With Lilith, opera singer Claron McFadden stages an emotionally charged music theatre performance, combining classical music, jazz, electronica, acting, film and poetry to ask some fundamental questions about the relationship between man and woman, and between man and God.
A coproduction with Holland Festival, Operadagen Rotterdam and Muziektheater Transparant In cooperation with Concertgebouw Brugge, Klara Festival and Korzo Productions. Supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst