Mohammed Fairouz http://wrti.org en Lean But Seen: The Joy Of Smaller Opera http://wrti.org/post/lean-seen-joy-smaller-opera When a new festival for opera and musical theater called <a href="http://prototypefestival.org/" target="_blank">"Prototype"</a> opened in New York last month, it wasn't inaugurated with a huge new piece. Instead, the festival was kicked off with the first staging of Mohammed Fairouz' opera <em>Sumeida's Song</em> — a work for four singers and a handful of musicians that lasts just 60 minutes long, presented at Here, a theater in Manhattan's Tribeca that seats just 100 people.<p>"Black box is the new red curtain!" one of the presenters cheerfully crowed to the audience on opening night. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:41:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 5104 at http://wrti.org Lean But Seen: The Joy Of Smaller Opera