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wed 7 sep 2022 01:00 

The Fairies: An English Opera Setting of Persian Poetry by Ahmad Shamlu, Sheida Gharachedaghi.


Persian poetry with works by Iranian composers, based on 13th-century texts, recorded using a sound recording made in Ukraine.

Slavery, captivity and freedom are the main features of a libretto that unfolds like a sequence of poems. At first glance, the work looks more like oratorio than opera, but with lyrics like ‘everyone is singing and dancing – this is a real opportunity for people’, ‘darkness gone, devils die!’, ‘hand in hand we will all building – free and happy, a new world’, it is not difficult to understand why this work has been banned in Iran for three decades.

CD. The Fairies: An English operatic setting of Persian poetry by Ahmad Shamlu, Sheida Gharachedaghi.
LABEL: Persian Dutch Network (2020), code: PDN-1004. VIDEO

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