Artbeat’s Allan Kozinn Lays It Down
FAIROUZ OPERA PREMIERE WILL OPEN THE PROTOTYPE FESTIVAL
By Allan Kozinn
The world premiere of Mohammed Fairouz’s “Sumeida’s Song,” an opera based on the Egyptian playwright Tawfiq El-Hakim’s “Song of Death,” will be directed by David Herskovits, and conducted by Steven Osgood, with a cast that includes Rachel Calloway, Dan Kempson, Edwin Vega and Amelia Watkins. The show is to open the first Protoype: Opera/Theater/Now festival, which runs Jan. 9 to Jan. 18 in New York.
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