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The Doll Behind the Curtain

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Duration : 65 min
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Scoring : Chamber Orchestra
World Premiere : London Tete a Tete Opera Festival,
Kings Place 6 & 7 August 2015
Dedication : Hormoz Farhat
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Synopsis : ‘A modern operatic staged adaptation of Sadegh Hedayat’s short story of the same title’ ‘The Doll behind the curtain’, is an intense and imaginative story of a young man’s fascination for a silent statue behind a boutique window. Captivated by her mysterious beauty, he carries the statue back to Iran, where his infatuation and inner conflict leads him to an act which will destroy his own life and the life of his fiancée who has struggled to compete with her silent rival.
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Press Quotes : The Doll Behind the Curtain throws up interesting questions of desire and cultural crisis before finishing with a gunshot-sharp shock.
Additional Information : The libretto and scenario is written by Dominic Power (Head of Screen Arts - National Film and Television School and a librettist for both opera and theatre).
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