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POSTED BY courtney Friday 11/30/12 05:06PM

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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