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Layla and Majnun

October 10, 2018 - October 13, 2018

Yo-Yo Ma and Silkroad team up with the Mark Morris Dance Group to put on a mesmerizing production of “Layla and Majnun,” the first opera of the Muslim world penned by Azerbaijani composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov.

21CM Takeaway: The tragic story of Layla and Majnun is an old one in the Persian world, with its roots in the true story of a seventh-century Bedouin poet. This production features arrangements of Hajibeyov’s original score for the forces of Silkroad. The Melbourne International Arts Festival describes “Layla and Majnun” as “a dance and music work that is a sensory feast of swirling movement and eye-popping colour.”


October 10, 2018
October 13, 2018
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Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne International Arts Festival
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