Zuleykha

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Zuleykha at Toronto Summer Music

Journey back to historical times with Zuleykha, a new opera from Loose Tea Music Theatre by composer Afarin Mansouri.

July 13, 2022
7:30 PM

Walter Hall (Edward Johnson Building at the Faculty of Music)
80 Queen’s Park, Toronto

Performance Length: 90 minutes

Key Artists:

Afarin Mansouri, composer and librettist
Alaina Viau, dramaturg, producer, director
Saman Shahi, music director

Anne-Marie Ramos, Zuleykha
Tahirih Vejdani, The Maid
Saman Shahi, piano
Padideh Ahrarnejad, tar, rubab, bass tar
Ali Massoudi, percussion

Story Synopsis:

Journey back to historical times with Zuleykha, a new opera from Loose Tea Music Theatre by composer Afarin Mansouri. This opera upends the traditional narrative of Potiphar’s wife as a sinner and seducer of the Prophet Joseph, exploring instead a story of how she had to overcome a male dominant society to discover her true inner voice. Sung in the Farsi language and featuring traditional Eastern music within the European operatic tradition.