Operatic Narration of Arash the Archer

Operatic Narration of Arash the Archer
Opening Ceremony Part II , ()

By Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto, [ICOT]
Featuring ICOT Symphony Orchestra, Choir and Narrators

Based on Arash-e Kamangir (Arash the Archer) by Siavash Kasrai
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. ICOT 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.
Composers: Keyan Emami, Afarin Mansouri Tehrani, Saman Shahi, Pouya Hamidi, Maziar Heidari
Conductor: Maziar Heidari
Orchestra Manager : Saman Shahi
Music Director: Maziar Heidari
Solo Soprano: Kamelia Dara
Sound Designer: Pouya Hamidi
Illustrator: Touka Neyestani
Director, Stage Director and Dramaturge: Siavash Shabanpour
Actors: Pooria Fard, Ghazal Parto, Mahmoud Ramezani, Siavash Shabanpour, Shadi Shahkhalili
Costume Design: Farnoosh Talebpour
Lighting Designer: Raha Javanfar
Projections Designers: Raha Javanfar, Pouyan Jafarizadeh
Photographer: Zahra Saleki
Production Manager: Arsalan Alizadeh
Stage Manager: Mira Ray
Assistant Sound Designer: Sina Shahrestani
Cinematographer: Mehran Jabbari

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 21:00
1 Hour
Westjet stage, Harbourfront Centre

Afarin Mansouri Tehrani is the co-founder of "ICOT" - Iranian-Canadian Composers of...

Kamelia is a prodigy of today's Persian Opera. Her voice has a warm timbre and a dark color...

Keyan Emami is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Music in Composition at the University of...

Maziar started Piano with the famous piano professor Ardeshir Rohani, when he was 5. He received...

Pouya Hamidi had his first lessons in classical piano as a small child in Iran. Since coming to...

Saman finished his Masters of Music in Composition from the University of Toronto in 2012, where...

Siavash Shabanpour was born in Tehran, Iran. He began writing poetry in his late teens. His...

Touka Neyestani was born in Shahrood, Iran in 1960. He is a well known caricaturist and...

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Event Information

Thu, 07/18/2013 - 21:00
Westjet stage, Harbourfront Centre