Hagar, “the strange woman”, is an equally important character in the Christian, Muslim and Jewish belief. As an Egyptian maidservant and one of Abraham’s secondary wives, she conceives Abraham’s son, Ismael, while Abraham’s wife Sara remains childless. When Sara finally gets pregnant and gives birth to Isaak, Hagar and Ismael are expelled and escape to the desert. Ismael, ancestor of the Arabs, becomes prophet of the Islamic world, while Isaak becomes protagonist of the Jewish and Christian world. Therefore, the history of the three religions can also be read as a complex family history.
A Globe Opera Performance by kainkollektiv
Directed by kainkollektiv
World Premiere: 29 June 2017