Nocturnal (from Operatic Narration of Arash the Archer)

Instrumentation soprano, chorus,
Duration 5:00
Year Composed 2013
Commissioned by
Tirgan Festival
Director Siavash Shabanpour
Illustrator Touka Neyestani

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Program Notes

Arash the Archer is an operatic narration of one of the most well known Iranian myths which has captivated many with its universal values such as redemption, hope and sacrifice. This production is a musical collage incorporating operatic singing, orchestral music, theatrical elements, video and stage design.


  • July 18, 2013—Pooria Fard, Ghazal Parto, Mahmoud Ramezani, Siavash Shabanpour, Shadi Shahkhalili, actors, ICOT Orchestra and Chorus, Kamelia Dara, soprano, Maziar Heidari, cond.
    Tirgan Festival, Westjet Stage, Harbourfront Centre (Toronto, ON)


To obtain a copy of the score, contact Keyan Emami.