Based on a famous tale passed down through the ages from the Arab mediaeval era, Antar and Abla is a balladic opera in two acts created and performed by Opera Lebanon with a fabulous cast of more than a hundred solo and choral singers, dancers and musicians. 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 tournaments he contests and the battles he fights for the honour of his tribe and to win his beloved Abla. Triumphant, Antar becomes a knight and valiantly proclaims the love of peace and prosperity in the Arab world.
May 03,04 2019
Royal Opera House