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Sumeida's Song

Second Stage Project
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February 21, 24, 27; March 1
Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters

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Carmen

March 21, 24, 27, 29
Benedum Center

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May 2, 5, 8, 10
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NOW PLAYING: SUMEIDA'S SONG, February 21, 24, 27, Mar. 1

NOW PLAYING: SUMEIDA'S SONG, February 21, 24, 27, Mar. 1

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COMING SOON: CARMEN

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SUMEIDA: Asakir waits for Alwan's return

SUMEIDA: Asakir waits for Alwan's return

Asakir (Resident Artist Laurel Semerdjian) illustrates to her sister Mabrouka (Resident Adelaide Boedecker) how it's been to wait for her son Alwan to return. Photo by David Bachman.

SUMEIDA: Sumeida's song signals Alwan's return

SUMEIDA: Sumeida's song signals Alwan's return

Asakir and Mabrouka (Resident Artists Laurel Semerdjian and Adelaide Boedecker) rejoice to hear Sumeida's song, signaling Alwan's return on the train. Photo by David Bachman.

SUMEIDA: Asakir brings out the knife

SUMEIDA: Asakir brings out the knife

Anticipating that Alwan will kill her husband's murderer, Asakir (Resident Artist Laurel Semerdjian) brings out the murder weapon for him to use. Photo by David Bachman.

SUMEIDA: Alwan won't kill

SUMEIDA: Alwan won't kill

Asakir (Resident Artist Laurel Semerdjian) can't understand why her son Alwan (Resident Artist Alex DeSocio) hesitates to take revenge for his father's murder. Photo by David Bachman.

SUMEIDA: Asakir curses Alwan

SUMEIDA: Asakir curses Alwan

Alwan (Resident Artist Alex DeSocio) refuses to carry on his family's blood feud, and Asakir (Resident Artist Laurel Semerdjian)  orders him out of the house.  Photo by David Bachman.

SUMEIDA: Alwan leaves for the train station

SUMEIDA: Alwan leaves for the train station

Asakir (Resident Artist Laurel Semerdjian) trembles with fury and madness as her son Alwan leaves for the train station. Photo: David Bachman.

SUMEIDA: Asakir explains to Sumeida

SUMEIDA: Asakir explains to Sumeida

Asakir (Resident Artist Laurel Semerdjian) explains to her nephew Sumeida (Resident Artist Adam Bonanni) how her son has fled from his family's blood feud. Photo by David Bachman.

SUMEIDA: "Are you a man, Sumeida?"

SUMEIDA:

Sumeida (Resident Artist Adam Bonanni) finally gives in to his aunt Asakir's goading, and says he will take the family's revenge in hand. Photo by David Bachman.

SUMEIDA: Alwan is gone

SUMEIDA: Alwan is gone

Asakir (Resident Artist Laurel Semerdjian) explains to her horrified sister Mabrouka (Resident Artist Adelaide Boedecker) that Alwan has fled from his role in the blood feud, and will soon be buried.

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