Isleworth Baroque - Baroque Opera and Music in West London


Our production for Spring 2010 was:

Lilith by Janet Oates


An Oratorio

on Thursday 18th March 2010

St Margarets Church, St Margarets Road, 7:30pm

composed specially for Isleworth Baroque by our Assistant Musical Director:

Janet Oates

All tickets £8.00

6.30, entry with oratorio ticket, panel discussion with Tina Beattie, professor of theology at Roehampton University; Michelene Wandor, writer and musician; and the composer.

We talked about the myth and background of Lilith, as well as the oratorio

Lilith tells the fascinating story of the Jewish myth of Lilith, Adam’s first wife.  Created equals with Adam, she fled when he demanded sexual dominance.  She is forever condemned by God and His messenger angels to be a Demon Queen, responsible for infant death, and seducing men by night.  She also persuades Eve to taste a certain forbidden fruit...


CLICK HERE for the libretto

Previous productions:

In Autumn 2009, we performed Acteon by Charpentier and A Secular Masque by Boyce

In Spring 2009, we performed a variety of Handel pieces called A Feast of Handel

In 2008, we performed The Indian Queen by Purcell

in 2007, we performed La Calisto by Cavalli

in 2006, we performed a double-bill of Dido&Aeneas and Bastien&Bastienne

In 2005, we performed King Arthur by Purcell

In 2004, we performed Venus and Adonis by Blow

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