From the halls of the Cairo Opera House, Egyptian composer Omar Khairat will be performing in Kuwait's National Concert Hall, of the recently inaugurated Opera House and Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre, for a night of classical Arabic symphonies, 23 December 2016.
Last month Kuwait inaugurated the country's first opera house under the auspices of Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Ahram Online attended the inauguration ceremony that featured a spectacular show combining international and local arts, including ballet, music, comedy sketches and folklore dancing.
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performed at the opening ceremony, as did famous Kuwaiti singers and artists including Abdullah Al-Ruwaished and Nabeel Shuail.
The Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre comprises four buildings, including a theatre centre, a music centre, a conference centre and a library for historical documents, at the heart of Kuwait city. The design of the buildings is inspired by Islamic architecture, and is covered with thousands of square metres of titanium shell. Named after the late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad, the centre was completed in 22 months.
According to the mission statement of the centre, it aims at showcasing performing arts and creating world class theatre experience in a spacious parkland setting. The centre aims to entertain, educate and inspire the people of Kuwait, offering a range of events in music, theatre, film, workshops and the spoken word, open to all generations and sectors of Kuwaiti society.
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