Abdullah is a conductor who studied both Portuguese and German.

Kazem Abdullah, who studied German and Portuguese at the Language Schools, is conducting the Metropolitan Opera premiere of X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X. 

Abdullah explained the different musical genres reflected in the newly revised score—as well as his path to the conductor’s podium—in interviews with NY1 and

The November 18 production will be streamed live in cinemas across the country, including at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. See more information about booking tickets in Middlebury.

Abdullah studied Portuguese in the Summer 2009 and German in the summers of 2010 and 2011.