Journey back to biblical times with Zuleykha, a new opera from Loose Tea Music Theatre by composer Afarin Mansouri. This opera upends the traditional narrative of Potiphar’s wife as a sinner and seducer of the Prophet Joseph, exploring instead a story of how she had to overcome a male dominant society to discover her true inner voice. Sung in the Farsi language and featuring traditional Eastern music within the European operatic tradition.


Afarin Mansouri, composer and librettist

Alaina Viau, dramaturg, producer, director

Saman Shahi, music director

Anne-Marie Ramos, Zuleykha

Tahirih Vejdani, maid

Saman Shahi, piano

Padideh Ahrarnejad, tar, rubab, bass tar

Ali Massoudi, percussion


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