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THE THIEF OF BAGDAD in Dessau (+17.02.)


© Park Circus Limited

Anhaltisches Theater Dessau, 7:30 p.m.

Performed by the Anhaltische Philharmonie under the baton of Elisa Gogou.

Ahmed is the thief-turned-deliverer. He embarks on a series of exotic adventures to win the hand of his beloved princess. Magic and the most extraordinary special effects, including a flying carpet, abound in this Arabian fantasy. A landmark of the silent era, THE THIEF OF BAGDAD was made at enormous expense. It sparkles with the energy and acrobatics of the swashbuckling Douglas Fairbanks Snr. and the seductive designs of William Cameron Menzies. Carl Davis's exotic and imaginative score is based on Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov's SHEHERAZADE, and also some of the Russian master's other, lesser-known works. For the Mongol invasion, he drew on a little-known opera called THE INVISIBLE CITY OF KITEZH, although elsewhere the music depicting the Mongols is original Davis.