30 May 2019

Sheba Now!

A meeting of music, dance, theatre and

30 May 2019

A meeting of music, dance, theatre and stories from the Rotterdam Afrikaanderwijk. In this dialogue-opera, the world famous story about the queen of Sheba is interwoven with music from different cultures and religious traditions, with beautiful music from the oratorio ‘Solomon’ by Händel as its beating heart. Sheba’s legacy is vast and widespread. She is seen as the founder of the Ethiopian dynasty and has a nearly divine status within the Rastafari culture. In this production she reflected on contemporary urban themes. With a double role by Nyanga Weder and Aylin Sezer as queen of Sheba, in collaboration with Gemaal op Zuid and Koor op Zuid. The series ‘Het geheim van Feijenoord’ made a wonderful documentary about the making of the production.

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