Arash the Archer is an operatic narration of one of the most well known Iranian myths which has captivated many with its universal values such as redemption, hope and sacrifice. The Iranian Canadian Composers of Toronto – ICOT have created a new version of the story directed by Siavash Shabanpour.
Arash the Archer is a musical collage incorporating operatic singing, orchestral music, theatrical elements, video and stage design.
Conductor: Maziar Heidari
Composers: Saman Shahi, Afarin Mansouri Tehrani, Pouya Hamidi and Keyan Emami
Director, Stage Director and Dramaturge: Siavash Shabanpour
Solo Soprano: Kamelia Dara
Illustrator: Touka Neyestani
Date & Time: Thursday July 18, 2013 at 9:00 pm
Location: Harbourfront Centre : Westjet Stage ‐ 235 Queens Quay West
Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased from Harbourfront Centre’s box office:
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