Like flesh

Author(s): Music by Sivan Eldar, text by Cordelia Lynn
Company: Opéra de Lille
Running time: 1h 25min approx

Trapped in an unhappy marriage, a woman mourns the devastation of the forest around her. An unexpected affair instigates an explosive metamorphosis, and she finds perfect release as a tree. But the world is a dangerous place for trees, and deep in the forest a forester and a student lay claim to a body of wood and leaf—one for money and one for love.

A subversion of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Like flesh is the fruit of a collaboration between Israeli composer Sivan Eldar and British playwright Cordelia Lynn. With the Italian director and scenographer Silvia Costa, they offer a work that transcends natural and touches the supernatural. Driven by the fiery energy of the Le Balcon ensemble, this is a sensual, political, ecological opera as urgent as the climate crisis itself.


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