FESTIVAL LECTURE

Dr. Nasser el Taee

Tuesday, 21 February at 18:30
Venue: Bathish Auditorium - A.U.B

"Under the spell of magic: the Oriental Queen in Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade" This talk seeks to link Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade to Antoine Galland’s Les Mille et Une Nuits as a continuation of European fascination with the Oriental tale, and in particular, the Oriental woman.

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Dr. Nasser Al Taee, advisor of the Royal Opera House of Muscat (ROHM)
Dr. Nasser Al-Taee is the Advisor to the Board of Directors at the Royal Opera House, Muscat (ROHM). Prior to this, he served as the Director of Education and Outreach at the ROHM. Before joining the ROHM, Dr. Al-Taee was an associate professor of musicology in the School of Music at the University of Tennessee. He holds a Master of Arts and a Ph.D in Musicology from the University of California, Los Angeles. His primary research focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century opera, including issues concerning representation, appropriation, gender, race, and east-west relations. His book Representations of the Orient in the West: Violence and Sensuality was published by Ashgate in 2010. Dr. Al-Taee is an active publisher, lecturer, and presenter at local, regional, and international conferences.

Dr. Nasser Al Taee, advisor of the Royal Opera House of Muscat (ROHM)

Dr. Nasser Al-Taee is the Advisor to the Board of Directors at the Royal Opera House, Muscat (ROHM). Prior to this, he served as the Director of Education and Outreach at the ROHM. Before joining the ROHM, Dr. Al-Taee was an associate professor of musicology in the School of Music at the University of Tennessee. He holds a Master of Arts and a Ph.D in Musicology from the University of California, Los Angeles. His primary research focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century opera, including issues concerning representation, appropriation, gender, race, and east-west relations. His book Representations of the Orient in the West: Violence and Sensuality was published by Ashgate in 2010. Dr. Al-Taee is an active publisher, lecturer, and presenter at local, regional, and international conferences.