A Persian love poem that originated in ancient Arabia, Layla and Majnun is a timeless story of tragic love between two young people who are not allowed to unite. Uzeyir Hajibelyi’s powerful music — at once profoundly sorrowful and ecstatic — provides the perfect backdrop to the story that Lord Byron called “the Romeo and Juliet of the East.”
|Building:||Power Center for the Performing Arts|
|Cost:||Tickets start at $30; student discounts available.|
|Tags:||Classical Studies, Culture, Dance, International, Literature, Middle East Studies, Multicultural|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from University Musical Society*, International Institute, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, Global Islamic Studies Center|
The Global Islamic Studies Center organizes a number of public events each year such as lectures, conferences, and films, many in collaboration with other U-M units. Please use our searchable events calendar for information about upcoming programs sponsored by GISC and the Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies Seminar (IISS).