DUBAI: On Oct. 28, a concert took place in Beirut honoring the late Lebanese composer Wadia Sabra, who died in 1952.
Sabra should — by rights — be renowned in his homeland. He wrote the Lebanese national anthem, established its first conservatory, and was reportedly the first to compose an opera in his native tongue. However, over the years, he has largely been forgotten. Now, Lebanese baritone Fady Jeanbart is trying to revive his memory.