Günter Haumer sings The Father in the first Austrian performance of “Leyla und Medjnun“ by Detlev Glanert

It is the most famous love story in classical Arabic literature: Leyla loves the melancholy poet Medjnun, but he loves love itself. Separation, exile, a forced marriage and eternal longing are their lot. And so Leyla suspects that she will have no place as a lover in the world of Medjnun’s verses …

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