Celebrating the legend Umm Kulthum as never seen before
Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre,
Al Atlal (‘The Ruins’) is an operatic concert celebrating the legend Umm Kulthum as never seen before. Presenting three of her most famous songs: Amal Hayati, Ana Fi’Intezarak and Al Atlal, this unique production saw her works performed by May Farouq and conducted by maestro Emad Ashour.
Referencing archive footage of Umm Kulthum’s most iconic concerts, Act 1 showcased the talent of May Farouk and the orchestra in an elegant setting that evoked the atmosphere of a classic mid-century performance. Act 2, in bold contrast, presented Ibrahim Nagi’s epic poem ‘Al Atlal’ on a vast set featuring imposing projection-mapped columns and a sweeping staircase, both of which were augmented with stunning imagery to amplify the powerful themes of a classic Egyptian story.
Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre
Associate Set Designer
Assistant Video Designer
Deputy Stage Manager