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
Walter Hall (Edward Johnson Building at the Faculty of Music)
80 Queen’s Park, Toronto
Performance Length: 90 minutes
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
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.