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Cantata Dramatica's commission for 2016-17 takes its inspiration from the 'Thousand and One Nights', often known in English as the Arabian Nights, from the first English language edition (1706).  Nick Pitts-Tucker's libretto deals with the final three tales and uses the device of stories within a story which is a recurring feature of the 'Thousand and One Nights'.

Shahrazad's composer, Danyal Dhondy has responded to Nick's script by creating an evocative sound world for the opera while always allowing the text to shine through.

The opera was performed at Leighton House Museum in Kensington on 10 and 11 Feb 2017.

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