Dybbuk(s) is a contemporary, bilingual opera performed by 3 women across 3 generations. It is a story about loving the dead; loving beyond all limits. Inspired by Ansky’s iconic Yiddish play, The Dybbuk, where a young bride, Leah, is possessed by her dead lover on the night of her wedding- Dybbuk(s) explores this idea further, evoking a world where the dead, in different ways, speak through the female performers’ bodies and in doing so challenge the voiceless-ness of women across history.
Concept and Direction by: Samara Hersch
Dramaturgy and Design by: Paul Jackson
Composition by: Max Lyandvert
Performed and Devised by: Johnny Carr, Yoni Prior and Karen Sibbing
Supported by: The Sidney Myer Foundation through the Malthouse Tower Residency Program 2016