From The Days Of Saladin At Baalbeck International Festival

Name: From The Days Of Saladin At Baalbeck International Festival



Text, lyrics, music and direction by Farid and Maher Sabbagh

The Courtyard of the two Temples

A Lebanese musical play entirely live. It is interpreted by Assi el Hallani, Antoine Kerbaje, Carmen Lebbos, Carine Ramia, Nabil Abou Mrad, Ghassan Attieh, Joseph Assaf, Boutros Farah, Khaled el Sayed, Hala el Murr, Sabeh Baaklini; the music is played by an orchestra of 45 musicians conducted by Maestro Harout Fazlian and the choir of the Antonine Fathers University under the direction of father Toufik Maatouk will complete this ensemble with the participation of an elite of singers, actors and dancers. All the sets are designed by Rami Sabbagh. The dances are choreographed by François Rahme. The costumes design and execution are signed by Faten Mechref from the Caracalla Research Center.

This musical play, which takes place during the conflicts between Saladin and Richard the Lion Heart, highlights the impact of the conflicts that have always existed between East and West and its effect on Lebanon as well as on the region. The intrigue is an integral part of the piece that has a leading character who is a contemporary writer who decided to continue to write his piece as a musical play titled “From the days of Saladin”. He then penetrates his own creation to convince his own characters to negotiate and conclude a final peace between East and West, at the Gates of the “City of Peace” instead of the historic yet limited truce that resulted between Saladin and Richard the Lion Heart in 1192.

This musical play includes elaborate scenes and songs with a folkloric oriental music without ever forgetting the framework of events; modern audio-visual and lighting effects done by a highly qualified technician team complete this masterpiece.  The result that evolves in a piece produced today is fast-paced and quite audacious.

Tickets are available at all branches of Virgin Megastores and at the entrance of the Baalbeck Acropolis.

Virgin Megastores                                                tel: 01 999666 ext.101

Baalbeck Acropolis                                               tel: 08 370520  /        03 891695

Damascus, JUST 4U – Damasquino Mall      tel: +963 9 5656563

To buy online:

Ticket Prices: 180.000LL – 150.000LL – 90.000LL – 45.000LL – 30.000LL

Transport arrangements to Baalbeck are organized with NAKHAL (by pullman). Tel : 01-389 389

The bus transport tickets are available at Virgin Megastores (all branches).

Tel: 01-999666 ext 101

Point of Departure from Greater Beirut:

Nakhal Agency: Sami el Solh Avenue


Departure times between 3:00pm and 5:30pm (last bus)

Cost: Round trip ticket at 15,000L.L per person

N.B: Discounts on ticket group sales are available when purchasing more than 20 tickets:

Between 21 and 50 tickets: 10% discount

Between 51 and 100 tickets: 12.5% discount

Over 100 tickets: 15% discount

Place: Baalbeck

Tel: 01-373 150

Date: 7-8-9 July 2011

Time: 8:00 P.M