Sumeida's Song

created and composed by Mohammed Fairouz

Co-produced between Beth Morrison Projects and Here in a Prototype Festival Presentation

HERE Mainstage

New York, NY

January 2013

direction: David Herskovits

scenic: Zane Pihlstrom

costume: Alixandra Gage Englund

lighting: Lenore Doxsee

music direction/orchestrations: Steven Osgood

original composition: Mohammed Fairouz

"Biblical in sweep, the opera (Sumeida's Song) tells a story of a clash of old thought and new thought and, while written in 2009, comes, for Western listeners, on the heels of the unrest in Egypt that has led to the forming of a new type of government for that region. This opera has a winds of change swirling around and through it, and its one you must see."

-Sherri Rase for [Q]onstage