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Jordanian Soprano Zeina Barhoum's Performance of La Traviata Screens at Roxy Cinemas in Dubai
Jordanian Soprano Zeina Barhoum's performance of Verdi's celebrated La Traviata will be featured in a film screening at Roxy Cinemas in Dubai,as part of Roxy Culture under the umbrella of its Event Cinema. Edited to fit in a screening duration of 25 minutes, the film is slated to screen on Friday, August 10th.
Roxy Cinemas is a fresh cinematic experience brought to you by Meraas. Located at The Beach, JBR and City Walk, and Box Park, Roxy presents the latest blockbusters, cultures, sports and special events. Every Friday, Roxy Cinemas is introducing Roxy Culture, a new experience for culture lovers directly from the Royal Opera House, London. With the crĂ¨me de la crĂ¨me of opera, ballet and theatre performances, Roxy Cinemas is excited to bring exclusive shows that won't be seen anywhere else in the UAE.
In December, 2018, Jordanian Sopratno Zeina Barhoum will perform at the Music in the Studio show, held at Dubai Opera, accompanied by Macos Madrigal on Piano. She is set to sing songs from popular operas, including La Boheme, Turandot and Carmen.
Most recently, her first album AlcĂˇntara - Bridging Cultures Across The Mediterranean & Beyond was launched on iTunes & Anghami. The album contains 10 Arabic and international cover songs.
Zeina Barhoum is a classically trained Soprano and founder of The AlcĂˇntara music and art series. Zeina has performed at benefits countless times for the benefit of women, children, peace and prosperity. Among her many invitations to perform, Barhoum was invited to perform at Kensington Palace in celebration of Women achievers, and for bridging cultures through the Arab International Women's Forum.
Her album AlcĂˇntara refers to the Roman stone arch bridge built in Extremadura, Spain. The title of the song reflects Zeina's dedication to building strong connections of understanding and compassion through her music. Her second Album, AlcĂˇntara II was recently recorded live and launched at a concert accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lviv and Choir lead by Conductor Lorenzo Tazzieri. Zeina obtained a BSC in Visual Communication at the American University of Sharjah.
During 2017, Barhoum was awarded the Grand Prix at a ceremony held by the Embassy of Ukraine in Jordan. She had previously won the same award at the 2nd Taras Shevchenko International Singing Competition. In July 2017, Barhoum launched the Amman Opera Festival (AOF), the first opera festival in the Arab world. Currently, she is working on launching AOF's second edition featuring the opera La Boheme on September 4th and 6th, 2018 at the Roman Theatre in downtown Amman. The festival will be opened with a concert highlighting young local talent with two orchestras, a local orchestra and an international one.
Under the patronage of HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein, Soprano Zeina Barhoum and Somerset artist Peter Lawrence held an art exhibition that included some of their paintings, as part of AlcĂˇntara Beyond the Wells: Bridging Cultures with Music and Art, at the Bishop's Palace in Wells, UK.
Zeina is also a fashion designer at Creative Concepts Industries (CCI), a family business that was founded in July 2006. She started her own jewelry brand Zeina Barhoum Jewelry.