The Dictator's Wife
Composer: Mohammed Fairouz
Librettist: Mohammed Hanif
Work Web Site: http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/OROMA
Premiere Date: January 13, 2017
Description:

In the world premiere of this bitingly satirical work, the wife of a once-powerful dictator bemoans how she must now answer for the atrocities committed by her husband, who cowers in the bathroom as the country falls apart.


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In this bitingly satirical work, the glamorous yet tormented wife of a once-powerful dictator bemoans that she is now having to answer for all of the terrible atrocities committed by her husband, who has taken to cowering in the bathroom as the country falls apart. Hailed as "an important new artistic voice" (The New York Times), young American composer-on-the-rise Mohammed Fairouz and prominent Pakistani writer/librettist Mohammed Hanif--whose collaborative operaBhutto has just been selected for a world premiere at Pittsburgh Opera--will develop this new production based on Hanif's critically acclaimed play of the same title. The Dictator's Wife will be conducted by Nicole Paiement (WNO'sThe Little Prince).


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Total Acts: Not Available
Contact: Not Available
Composer Web Site: http://mohammedfairouz.com/
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