CD Days and Nights of the Heart Tree
by Tarik Benouarka



Opera in arabic.
Days and Nights of the Heart Tree is an original creation at the junction of oriental and occidental influences, associating classical symphonic music and arabic song and poetry. A legend, tender and full of hope, ode to life in which two persons will meet in the same dream. Then begins an imaginary travel to the sources of their inner self.

Pasdeloup Symphony Orchestra – Conductor : Olivier Holt – Solo violin : Arnaud Nuvolone – Soprano : Racha Rizk as Amal – Tenor : Ragaa Eldin as Nour

Recording in Davout Studios in october 2014 and Tarik Benouarka’s studio in october 2015

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  • Duration : Complete work CD 72mn
  • Libretto and Music : Tarik Benouarka
  • Arabic translation : Racha Rizk
  • Editor : Buzz Prod
  • Production : 21-22

The Libretto : Everything begins with a dream… At the confines of space is an area of peace, fareaway sanctuary of a tree with extraordinary power : the Heart Tree. There, nights and days were waiting, sleeping until the majestic tree consented to bear a fruit…a heart-shaped fruit that could be taken by whoever could reach it. So, freed the big wheel resumed its mad rush. And that day came… Two beings came, flying on the wings of the same dream…they were called Nour and Amal and in that dream, they were two stars , survivors of a forgotten world. They wanted the Tree to share its treasure. The stars gave back then their eternity. They wanted to live… and taste, even for a few days and nights, the essential feelings associated with the beginning and end of things: the Emotions of Life.

The author : Tarik Benouarka

Composer.Librettist.Spectacles and Opera Creator
“Embrace of classical music and arabic poetry”

Born in Algiers , with both arabic and french culture, he started music at the age of 4, influenced by his mother, a pianist who made him discover famous classical and arabic composers. After Agiers conservatoire, he completed his learning in France, Paris.

Multi-instrumentalist (piano, the arab lute and percussions instruments), Tarik will be passionate about all contemporary musical forms, building through his experiences his style and symphonist language before entering the opera world in which he expresses all his passions : Music, poetry, song, dramaturgy and all scenic arts.

Poet and playwright, his career is influenced by his double culture, both oriental and occidental that inspires his musical and artistic path.

Some creations examples

-Days and Nights of the Heart Tree : opera-ballet in arabic
-El Nafas: Opera tragedy in arabic in 2 acts and its oratorio version
-Sinbad, Son of the Wind : Opera for children in arabic
-Endless Story: Musical spectacle in english and arabic
-Music creation of The Wyld, musical show of Thierry Mugler for the Friedrish-Palast in Berlin
-Narâm Legend: oratorio for organ, 2 voices and a choir
-Ramâd: Lyrical poems for 2 pianos, a viola d’amore and a voice
-Silencio: Concerto for oboe and orchestra
-Music creation of The 3 Voices Cantata of Paul Claudel: musical theater

Work in progress

-Djamila: Opera in 2 acts
-Qais Wa Leila: Arabic fresco, Opera

More information on Tarik Benouarka’s website

1 – Opening
2 – The Other World
3 – Far Away
4 – Soul Dance
5 – The Earth flies
6 – Lost Roads
7 – Neither Day nor Night
8 – The Muses
9 – The Moon
10 – The Waterfalls
11 – The Space
12 – A World called Valley
13 – The Twilight of the Water
14 – The Lightning A
15 – The Lightning B
16 – The Lightning C
17 – The Lyres A
18 – The Lyres B
19 – The Time
20 – The Sea of Constellations
21 – The Traveler
22 – Rainbow A
23 – Rainbow B
24 – The Question of Evil
25- The Cry A
26 – The Cry B
27 – The Land of the two Rivers
28 – Epilogue

Additional information

Weight 56 g