2019 Studio Artist Production

Opera Maine’s 2019 Studio Artist Program…

…will present Sumeida’s Song by Mohammed Fairouz. Richard Gammon will direct performances to be held in Portland in July. The opera is based on Tawfiq al-Hakim’s play ‘Song of Death’, a classic in Arab theater. Sumeida’s Song follows the return of Alwan, a young man from Cairo, to his village in Upper Egypt. He defies his family’s expectations that he will fulfill an age-old blood feud. Instead, he reveals that the true purpose of his return is to end the violence, and bring light and enlightenment to his village.

For more information on how to audition for the Studio Artist Program click here.