MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

IHAB DARWISH’S CHINA TOUR

Emirati composer Ihab Darwish will tour China following the hugely successful musical projects Waves of My Life and Hekayat: Symphonic Tales in the UAE and virtually, both commissioned and produced by Abu Dhabi Festival.

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VERDI’S AIDA BY TEATRO REAL

Aida is one of Teatro Real’s most monumental and emblematic productions. A restored and updated version revives the brilliant composer Giuseppe Verdi’s powerful tale of love and betrayal. Conducted by Maestro Nicola Luisotti, with stage direction and set and costume design by Hugo de Ana, the opera features star performers soprano Krassimira Stoyanova, tenor Piotr Beczała, baritone Carlos Álvarez and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton.

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DE SCHEHERAZADE A YO, CARMEN BY MARÍA PAGÉS COMPAÑÍA

Vanguard flamenco dancer and choreographer María Pagés premieres her feminine vision of Carmen. Hailed all over the world as one of the finest contemporary flamenco shows, it is a new take on the gypsy cigarette girl from Mérimée’s novella who was made famous by Bizet and the storyteller of the Arabian Nights.

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World Tour of Eden BY Joyce Didonato

Exploring the majesty, might, and mystery of nature through both arresting and evocative music and theatrical effects, accomplished mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato takes audiences on an emotional journey, performed by the unique historically informed instrumentation of orchestra il Pomo d’Oro with French stage director Marie Lambert-Le Bihan.

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MUSIC FOR THE GREAT ARAB POETS BY FARAJ ABYAD

In a concert highlighting the unique quarter tonal Arabic musical system and the beauty of Arabic poetry in song, rising Syrian-American musician and composer Faraj Abyad will take audiences on a journey through Arab musical history and will explore vocal and instrumental improvisation and their relation to contemporary jazz.

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