Opera Maine’s 2019 Studio Artist Program…
…will present Sumeida’s Song by Mohammed Fairouz. Gloria Kim, conducts and Richard Gammon will direct performances Wednesday, July 10 and Friday July 12 at Portland Ballet Studio Theatre.
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.
Tickets will be available at the door on show nights
Gloria Kim, conductor
Richard Gammon, director
Jessica Bayne Mabrouka
Mario Diaz-Moresco Alwan
Zaray Rodriguez Asakir
Omar Najmi Sumeida
Sung in English with supertitles in English and Arabic
For more information on how to audition for the Studio Artist Program click here.