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Cairo Opera House to celebrate its 23rd anniversary

More than 500 artists will attend a music and ballet show commemorating the 23rd anniversary of the Cairo Opera House

Ahram Online, Friday 7 Oct 2011
Cairo Opera House, photo by Ziad Bakir
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On Monday, 10 October, the Cairo Opera House will celebrate its 23rd anniversary.

The first part of the evening will include extracts from Arabic compositions with the orchestra conducted by Selim Sahab. Elements of this part include “Fi Hob Misr”, based on a poem by Hussein El Sayed with music by Mohamed Abdel Wahab and soloist May Farouk as well as “Misr Allati Fi Khateri”, based on a poem by Ahmed Ramy, to the music by Riad El Sonbaty and soloist Reham Abdel Hakim

After this, chosen arias will be performed from a number of known operas by the soloists: Iman Mostafa (soprano), Mona Rafla (soprano), Jolie Faizy (mezzo soprano), Walid Korayem (tenor) and Reda El Wakil (bass).
The soloists will be be accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nayer Nagui and Cairo Opera Choir

The evening will conclude with extracts from ballets scenes performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, with Erminia Kamel as its director and scenography by Mahmoud Haggag.

Entry is free of charge.

Monday 10 October at 8 pm.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall. Zamalek

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07-10-2011 11:09pm
23rd anniversary of the Cairo Opera House
To whom this may concern, I would like to point out that the Opera House should be ashamed to put it's name to this so called festive program! Have they no taste ? or at least respect for their audience. Forever repeating the same old program, in the same boring way since years.....insisting on milking dry the patience of innocent opera goers. And if your prestigious newspaper cultural reportes take the time to study the program in detail, they will find that for the last five to six years, the opera managers have insisted on using the same old names for conductors and soloists and choreographers.......causing the poor public to boycott many of the performances , as we have now learned to ask who is conducting or performing, to avoid the catastrophic poor level of soloists , especially those of the Cairo Opera Company as of late. It is becoming evident that even with the positive change of regime that has taken over our country, the Cairo Opera House , with it's present direct
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