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Umm Kulthum hologram to light up Dubai Opera once again

The concerts are part of the reopening programme of the Dubai Opera after it had been shut down for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic

Ahram Online , Sunday 2 Aug 2020
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Late Egyptian diva Umm Kulthum is the star of three hologram concerts at the Dubai Opera on 6, 7 and 8 August, which are part of the celebration of the Muslim holiday of Eid Al-Adha.

"After a hugely successful debut in 2019, the same team who brought Umm Kulthum to life at Dubai Opera is recreating the magic for fans who missed the show or would like a second chance to relive her unforgettable hits," reads a statement on the Opera's website.

The concerts will include classics like 'Enta Omri' and 'Alf Leila wa-Leila,' as well as 'Al-Atlal' for the first time.

Produced by New Dimension, the Umm Kulthum hologram concerts were created by Saudi TV network MBC and debuted in early 2019.

The concerts are part of the reopening programme of the Dubai Opera after it had been shut down for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The reopening launched with a concert by Hussain Al-Jassmi on Saturday.

Affectionately known in Egypt as "El-Sett" ("The Lady"), Umm Kulthum's deep, resonant voice enthralled the Arab world for decades, inspired western singers like Bob Dylan and Robert Plant, and can still be heard in Arab streets, cafes, taxis and sailboats.

Umm Kulthum was born at the end of the 19th century and her career flourished from the 1920s until her death in 1975, amassing an impressive repertoire of religious, patriotic and sentimental songs and poetry.

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