Art Festival - Summer 2012
Opening June 28/29/30 - 2012
Ya Ma Kan, World Première of Caracalla
The Caracalla Dance Theatre’s much anticipated return
to the Beiteddine Art Festival is a specially imagined
theatrical trilogy of Scheherazade, Bolero and Lebanese
Leading an internationally renowned creative team,
Ivan Caracalla directs this passionate production
starring the dancers of the Company in an innovative
choreography of Alissar Caracalla.
What further highlights this enchanting visual creation
is the live orchestra of the Lebanese Philharmonic
Orchestra under the baton of Harout Fazlian, marking
the first time in the Middle East that a balletic
musical production is performed to a full fledge
Special appearance of Hoda Haddad, Joseph Azar,
Rifaat Torbey and Simon Obeid, among others.
USD 130, 100, 80, 60, 40, 20
LBP 195.000, 150.000, 120.000, 90.000, 60.000, 30.000
7 - PUSH - Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant
Widely regarded as the most brilliant ballerina
of her generation, Sylvie Guillem will be accompanied
by the international dancer and choreographer Russell
Maliphant in PUSH, a Sadler’s Wells production.
PUSH has been honored with four major awards: the
Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Dance, a Time
Out Award for Guillem’s performance in Solo, Best
Choreography (Modern) for Maliphant at the National
Dance Awards and the South Bank Show Dance Award.
PUSH, “a dance you want to watch for ever” (The
USD 100, 70, 50, 30
LBP 150.000, 105.000, 75.000, 45.000
July 12 - The great new voice of Aleppo,
A night of Tarab, Muwashahat and Qudud Halabiya
Straight in the legacy of the big masters Sabah
Fakhri and Sabri Moudallal, the great new voice
of Aleppo Hamam Khairy will revive the Traditional
Muwashahat, the Qudud Halabiya and the Qasseeda.
He will be accompanied by a takhet sharki, an ensemble
of 25 musicians. His impeccable technique and masterful
interpretation of traditional songs have won him
USD 100, 80, 60, 40, 20
LBP 150.000, 120.000, 90.000, 60.000, 30,000
14 – The Cranberries, one of the most popular alternative
It is not a rumor! The band that brought us unforgettable
hits like “Zombie”, “Linger”, “Salvation” and more
will be performing for the first in the Middle East
The Cranberries are today one of the most successful
groups to emerge from the alternative rock U.K scene.
Led by vocalist Dolores O’Riordan, whose keening,
powerful voice is the most distinctive element of
the group’s sound, The Cranberries combine melodic
guitar riffs with rock beats, adding up a slight
celtic tint. Save the date, The Cranberries will
be rocking the Beiteddine stage!
USD 110, 80, 50
LBP 165.000, 120.000, 75.000
17 – The Dizzy GillespieTM All-Star Big Band
With Randa Ghossoub as guest star
The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, an indisputable
who's who among jazz musicians, was formed in the
summer of 1998 to perform Dizzy Gillespie's classic
big band repertoire and continue the legacy left
by the late master. The band includes many Gillespie’s
closest associates and collaborators such as Cyrus
Chestnut, Frank Wess, Jimmy Heath, Paquito D’Rivera,
Freddie Hendrix, Steve Davis, Antonio Hart, Claudio
Roditi, Douglas Purviance and John Lee, Dizzy's
A zest of jazz at its best!
USD 130, 80, 60, 45, 30
LBP 195.000, 120.000, 90.000, 67.000, 45.000
26 – Opera La BOHEME by Puccini. “A Magnificent
production!” by Les Chorégies d’Orange
This production of La Bohème with more than
150 participants which opens the Chorégies
d’Orange in France on July 7, will grandly wrap
up the Beiteddine Art Festival season.
This production of Les Chorégies d’Orange
has an international cast including, in the role
of Mimi, the famous Diva Inva Mula who is a major
artist at the Scala de Milan, as well as Paolo Fanale
in the role of Rodolfo.
Maestro Jean-Yves Ossonce conducts the Lebanese
Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied by the Ensemble
vocal des Chorégies d’Orange and the Children
Choir of Lebanon.
A night at the opera not to be missed!
USD 250, 200, 150, 100, 50
LBP 375.000, 300.000, 225.000, 150.000, 75.000
Exhibitions: June 28 –July 28
Yawmiyat Horriya- Days Of Freedom by Samir Sayegh
This cultural event is an exceptional exhibition
on the theme of freedom inspired by the dailies
of the Arab Spring uprising; created by Samir Sayegh
and curated by Saleh Barakat (gallery Agial).
This special photo exhibition sheds the light on
the rich collection of the daring frontline photojournalist
Göksin Sipahioglu. Sipahioglu founded the Paris-based
Sipa photo agency, and is considered today as one
of “the greatest photojournalists ever”.