Article by Jhon Ownes to VOA

JOUNIEH, LEBANON    |  This weekend Lebanon’s only opera troupe put on the opening public performance of a truly Arabic opera.

In doing so, this...

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Synopsis:

Antar and Abla belong to the Arabian Desert Tribe of Bani Abs; they fall in love in the midst of clan conflicts, in particular between the tribes of Abs and Tay....

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Around 1820, in Seville, Spain, the most provocative gypsy, Carmen, is of all the girls at a place near a cigarette factory. There are a lot of men and women. She sings ‘Habanera’ and, she fascinates the young men...

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In the 19th century, in Spain, a beautiful and rich lady, Adina, reads the book “Tristan and Isolde” to the people in her village. A young and poor villager, Nemorino, also listens to the story which she reads. In that story, Tristan...