Jordanian Soprano Zeina Barhoum set to performs at Music in the Studio series at Dubai Opera

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Jordanian Soprano Zeina Barhoum set to performs at Music in the Studio series at Dubai Opera

Jordanian Soprano Zeina Barhoum is set to perform a spectacular programme at the Music in the Studio
show, held at the Dubai Opera,on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. On December 6, a masterclass will bring Cuban pianist Marcos Madrigal and Latin percussionist Maher Hanhan together with Barhoum.

Featuring Madrigal on the Piano and Hanhan on the Cajon, Barhoum will perform a number of songs from popular operas, such as Signore Ascolta (Oh Lord Listen) from Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot, and Si, Mi Chiamano Mimi (Yes, They Call Me Mimi) from Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohème, along with Parla Più Piano (Speak Softly Love) by Italian composer Nino Rota, French song La Vie en Rose (Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses) by Louiguy, Come Waltz with Me written by Demis Roussos and composed by Dmitri Shostakovich, and Granada by Agustin Lara.

For the concert, Zeina will be dressed by Syrian fashion designer Hassan Mardash.

Curated by internationally renowned pianist Amira Fouad, Music in the Studio is set in Dubai Opera's acoustically flawless studio, allowing for a more atmospheric and unmissable experience between the musicians and their audiences. Music in the Studio is an intimate series of chamber music performances by some of the world's finest artists.

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Dubai Opera is the city's first purpose built multi-format performing arts theatre and the definitive destination for quality entertainment productions and performances. Dubai Opera hosts a wide variety of performances and events including theatre, opera, ballet, orchestras, concerts, fashion shows, live entertainment, conferences, galleries and art exhibitions.

Most recently, Barhoum represented Jordan in the closing ceremony of the Arab Art Festival in Chengdu, China on October 25, where she sang Si Lu Meng Xiang (The Dream of Silk Road) with Beijing Award winning Tenor Wang Chuanyue
that was part of a 3-day tour in a number of theatres in the city. The song was shortly recorded in Beijing to be included in the Alcantara II "in China" edition. The Dream of Silk Road song is the only duet on the album with the Tenor Wang Chuanyue and accompanied by China Philharmonic Orchestra and Asia Philharmonic Orchestra Choir, organized by China Arts and Entertainment Group. The full Alcantara II in China edition is accompanied by the Sichuan Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jordanian Soprano Zeina Barhoum's first album Alcántara - Bridging Cultures Across The Mediterranean & Beyond was launched on iTunes & Anghami. The album contains 10 Arabic and international cover songs, including the classical Andalusian-Arabic song Lamma Bada, the Neapolitan song O Sole Mio and Sempre Libera from Verdi's La Traviata and more.

Obtained a BSC in Visual Communication at the American University of Sharjah, Zeina Barhoum is a classically trained Soprano and founder of The Alcántara music and art series. Zeina has performed at benefits countless times for the benefit of women, children, peace and prosperity. Among her many invitations to perform, Barhoum was invited to perform at Kensington Palace in celebration of Women achievers, and for bridging cultures through the Arab International Women's Forum.

Her album Alcántara refers to the Roman stone arch bridge built in Extremadura, Spain. The title of the song reflects Zeina's dedication to building strong connections of understanding and compassion through her music. Her second album, Alcántara II was recently recorded live and launched at a concert accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lviv and Choir lead by Conductor Lorenzo Tazzieri. Zeina obtained a BSC in Visual Communication at the American University of Sharjah.

During 2017, Barhoum was awarded the Grand Prix at a ceremony held by the Embassy of Ukraine in Jordan. She had previously won the same award at the 2nd Taras Shevchenko International Singing Competition. In July 2017, Barhoum launched the Amman Opera Festival (AOF), the first opera festival in the Arab world. In September 2018, she launched AOF's second edition featuring the opera La Boheme at the Roman Theatre in downtown Amman. The festival opened with a concert featuring an international orchestra.

Under the patronage of HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein, Soprano Zeina Barhoum and Somerset artist Peter Lawrence held an art exhibition that included some of their paintings, as part of Alcántara Beyond the Wells: Bridging Cultures with Music and Art, at the Bishop's Palace in Wells, UK.

Zeina is also a fashion designer at Creative Concepts Industries (CCI), a family business that was founded in July 2006. She started her own jewelry brand Zeina Barhoum Jewelry.