‘Clusters of Light’ Oratorio, Sharjah
Oratorio to open brand new amphitheatre in Islamic Culture Capital 2014 Sharjah, UAE
Rich projection, automation, live action and four of the Arabian music scene’s biggest names tell the story of Islam.
Edit to add Guardian review – http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/mar/30/islam-opera-clusters-light-life-prophet-mohammad-sharjah
Edit to add BBC Radio 4 interview (starts at 5’50”) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03z9gn0
Edit to add Youtube clip shared by Mohammad Assaf, one of the stars of the show. This clip appears to have been taken by an audience member ahead of the full-quality DVD being officially released shortly. http://youtu.be/PCpVJXBA3hk?t=47s The scene depicts the prophet arriving in the city and a camel choosing where he will bed down and make his base (A camel was thought to be unbiased!). That camel took months of training to behave so well…