The celebrated Iranian director, Behrouz Qaribpour has staged the 'Rostam and Sohrab' puppet opera in the Italian capital of Rome.
Supported by Italy's Vudi Roma Theater and the museum of oriental studies, the opera involved 100 marionettes and 15 puppeteers and was performed on Sep. 30 and Oct. 1, 2008 at Rome's Argentina Theater.
Composed by Loris Tjeknovarian, the opera is based on a tragic story from the renowned epic Persian poet, Ferdowsi's Shahnameh.
Qaribpour is also slated to stage 'Macbeth' at the 15th edition of Incanti International Puppet Festival, which will be held from Sep. 30 to Oct. 9, 2008 in Turin, Italy.
adapted from: Press TV