Sumeida's Song
Pittsburgh Opera
 
Music and libretto by Mohammed Fairouz
directed by Jennifer Williams, music director Glenn Lewis
sets Julia Noulin-Merat, lights  Todd Nonn, costumes Antonia West
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Photos by david bachman
 
Reviews
At Tuesday night's performance, the company's headquarters was transformed into a taut set (designed by Julia Noulin-Merat) built out of wooden pallets and efficiently tucked into a corner. Alternating between vertically and horizontally oriented pallets was a simple but effective way to create visual variety.
Opera review: Second Stage Project meets challenge of ‘Sumeida’s Song’
By Elizabeth Bloom / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
 
Pittsburgh Opera's production uses a simple set in a small corner of the black box theater in the opera's headquarters building in the Strip District. Wooden pallets are used for walls on two sides, with sand around the edges of the performance space.
Review: Pittsburgh Opera gives new composer a strong production of 'Sumeida's Song'
by Mark Kanny, triblive.com