The Desert Song is one of very few operas in existence set in the Arab world. It tells the story of the efforts of the French in Morocco, in about 1910, to suppress rebellion by a band of desert outlaws, the Riffs. The stern General Birabeau is sent from France to be in charge of the combat; he is impatient that his son Pierre is not interested in soldiery. Only at the end does he discover that Pierre is secretly the dashing Red Shadow, leader of the Riffs. The production includes comedy, romance, warfare, and more romance.
Desert Song is not well known nowadays, but in the first half of the 20th Century, its songs were performed by every major singer and orchestra and dominated the charts. Most tellingly, it has been made
into a full Hollywood film three times, making it one of the most sought-after theatre properties ever created. In 1929, it was the first all-talking Hollywood musical ever made.
Join us for an evening full of eastern promise...
Tuesday 31 May, Preview Performance for students. Tickets 4KD
Wednesday 1 June, Black-tie Gala Opening Performance followed by Buffet
Supper. Tickets 10KD
Thursday 2 June, Performance. Tickets 8KD adults/ 4KD children under 12
Friday 3 June, Performance. Tickets 8KD adults/4KD children under 12.
All performances start at 7pm at The English School, Salmiya.
We had sellout performances for Carmina Burana, our last production in January 2011. To avoid disappointment, book your tickets now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text 66184192.
Get yo CULTCHA on, baybeeee! :)