TEHRAN – Director Behruz Gharibpur took the “Khayyam” opera puppet show on stage at Tehran’s Ferdowsi Hall on Sunday.
The puppet show focuses on the life story of the Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet Omar Khayyam (1048-1131).
The Aran Puppet Theater Group along with composer Amir Behzad, vocalist Mohammad Motamedi and conductor Farnush Behzad are collaborating with Gharibpur in this project.
Khayyam, a Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet, was renowned in his own country and in his own lifetime for his scientific achievements, but is chiefly known to English-speaking readers through the translation by the English writer Edward Fitzgerald of a collection of his Rubaiyat (“quatrains”) in “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” (1859).
Gharibpur has previously staged the puppet shows “Hafez”, “Rumi” and “Macbeth”, all of which have been warmly received in Iran and at international events.
Photo: A poster for “Khayyam” opera puppet show by director Behruz Gharibpur