2013 Season - "The Dybbuk"
The Dybbuk: Between Two Worlds is a multimedia chamber opera composed by Ofer Ben-Amots and inspired by S. Ansky’s timeless Yiddish play of the same name.
A young woman, Leah, near-death, awakens to the whisper of a clarinet. She slowly realizes the sound is the spirit of her dead lover Hannan. As the rest of the opera unfolds in flashback, she must choose between life with a man she does not know and death with her beloved, who has possessed her as a Dybbuk: a deceased soul who takes possession of a living body.
The music intertwines folk elements with contemporary textures to create a haunting, self-contained world, while multiple video projections and dance combine to tell a powerful story of faith, mysticism, and passion between two ill-fated lovers.