Confined within the walls of a besieged and starving city, a Rabbi conceives a monumental shift in consciousness and a new destiny for his people. Through a tapestry of extraordinary episodes the hybrid opera 3WEEKS re-constructs the events of the siege of Jerusalem in 68 AD, and the controversial bargain Rabban Yochanan Ben Zakkai struck with Rome to surrender the glories of Jerusalem in return for a modest center of learning.
Following his critically acclaimed MOSHEH (HERE Arts Center, 2011), creator Yoav Gal continues to revive the operatic form as a cutting edge 21st century medium with 3WEEKS.
Friday, September 28th, 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 29th, 2:00 pm
Saturday, September 29th, 8:00 pm
Sunday, September 30th, 3:00 pm
Ticket price: $25
"...Truly fresh. ...The music has a brassy, sinuous klezmer flavor; its vocal lines recall traditional Hebrew melodies without seeming stale. It was unpredictable — sometimes absurd, sometimes sincere — but with a core of real feeling.”
-- Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, May 16th, 2011
3WEEKS is made possible with support from the MAP Fund and LABA, a program of the 14th St. Y