Oum Kalthoum

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Oum Kalthoum: A Musical

 Jaffa Theatre

From the Press

"…The Jaffa theatre enriches Israeli culture with a different perspective…the director and the four excellent actors manage to create an exciting and fascinating show with an equally enticing score… beautiful Oud playing by Ala Abu Amara, great singing by the lead, Galit Giat, who manages to make you feel the power of Arabic classical songs. This is the art of crystallized and molded emotion." 

(‘Yediot Aharonot’ 18/9/2014, Shai Bar-Yaakov) 

"…Galit Giat and the ensemble of Oum Kalthoum sensitively and impeccably evoke the story behind the great voice that escorted and followed history...Igal Ezraty directed the show with intelligence, blending the music—singing by Giat, accompanied by Ala Abu Amara on the Oud—with a plot that moves seamlessly from one scene to the next. George Iskandar is excellent as the unrequited poet Rami, observing and narrating while falling deeper in love. Khawla Hag Dibsy convincingly personifies the role of the caretaker, always beside Oum Kalthoum, expressing her love and devotion, assuaging her anxiety and managing her health…Meanwhile Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Kalthoum’s steady singing competition, who at the right moment cleverly and generously concedes to Kalthoum the song, ‘Inta Omri,’ which would turn Kalthoum into a cultural icon.” (‘Habama’ 21/9/2014, Zvi Goren)

“A fascinating hour and a half…impressive acting by all the participants...Galit Giat in the lead role serves as a reminder of the unique talent seen too rarely on Israeli stages. The Jaffa Theatre continues to successfully make Arab culture accessible in our culture... Go see this show, and keep your eyes and ears wide open—it is worthwhile and deserving...” (‘Ha'aretz’ 18/9/2014, Michael Handelzalts)

Starring: Galit Giat, Khawla Hag Dibsy, George Iskander, Eyal Salame
Directed by Igal Ezraty


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