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Antar and Abla, An Arabic Opera Coming To Oman

Based on a famous mediaeval tale passed down through the ages, Antar and Abla is a balladic opera in two acts, created and performed by Opera Lebanon with a dazzling cast of more than a hundred solo and choral singers, dancers and musicians in dramatic costumes.

Set in the desert domain of the Bani Abas tribe at a time of tribal conflict with the Tati Tribe, the plot revolves around the love and bravery of Antar, a poet and hero of mixed Arab and slave blood. The opera dramatises the tournaments which Antar competes in and the battles he has fought for the honour of his tribe and to win his beloved Abla, against the backdrop of tribal and social differences. Triumphant, Antar becomes a knight and valiantly proclaims the Arab world as a place of peace and prosperity.

This amazing Arab opera, Antar and Abla will be performed by Opera Lebanon on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May at 7:30 pm. For further information and booking consult the ROHM website: rohmuscat.org.om

Written by Salim Al Afifi

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