The first Arab opera written by an Arab composer, Tar El Bahr, The Sea Treasures, by Egyptian, Monir Elweseimy, will not yet be on any reader’s list of favourites. How could it be? It premiered only last week, at The Royal Opera House, Muscat, Oman, to much local PR razzmatazz. Not even on Spotify. Alexa remains stuhm.
They would prefer to down tools at 60, writes Walter in this week’s letter.