5 Nov 2015

Curtain Raiser: Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade

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Scheherazade by Alberto Vargas

Scheherazade by Alberto Vargas Photo: Commons


Based on One Thousand and One Nights in which the Sultan's latest wife weaves a tapestry of stories, a shield against the crimson dawn.

Stories of dervishes & caliphs, fishermen & djinn, kings & viziers set in the ancient lands of Persia & India.

Illustrated introduction to Rimsky-Korsakov's colourful work, presented by Amber Read

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