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Mozart to come alive in Arabic

Legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's operas have now been translated into Arabic by Ali Sadiq.

art and culture Updated: May 10, 2007 17:20 IST

Music lovers here will get a chance to watch the Arabic version of Mozart's operas at a musical event on Sunday.

The legendary Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is all set to come live at the event, which will be organised by the Cultural Foundation in association with the Abu Dhabi Classical Music Committee, the WAM news agency reported.

Ali Sadiq has translated the operas in Arabic .

The programme comprises four extracts from The Marriage of Figaro, All Women Do So, Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute.

The Marriage of Figaro, a comedy opera consists of four acts and is based on The Crazy Night, a play by the French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais.

Five arias will be presented starting with 'Should My Dear Master Want Some Diversion' and ends with 'Beloved, Don't Delay'. The second part is entitled All Women Do So a comedy opera in two acts.

Don Giovanni is a comedy opera in two acts. It relates many adventures of the legendary lover, who is dragged to hell by a statue of a leader who tries to defend the honour of his daughter.

The evening will close with The Magic Flute, an opera in two acts based on Emanuel Schikmender's work about Prince Tamino, who tries to save his love Pamina. Both try to be virtuous and join the monks of Isis and Osiris.