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Art Alert: Famous Hollywood films and opera themes at concert

Themes based on The God Father, James Bond, Phantom of the Opera, The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables and others are among the repertoire selected for the Cairo Opera Company show this weekend

Ahram Online , Tuesday 27 Oct 2020
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The Cairo Opera Company are gearing up on Friday for a concert at the National Arabic Music Institute where they will perform a selection of memorised themes based on Hollywood movies, musicals and classic operas.

Themes of The God Father, James Bond, Phantom of the Opera, The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables and others are among the repertoire selected for the show directed by Rania Gamal.

Under the supervision of artistic director Iman Mostafa, the troupe stars participating include Walid Karim, Dalia Farouk, Jacqueline Rafik, Emad Adel, Injy Mohsen and many others, accompanied by Georgian pianist Maya Gvineria.

Officially launched in 1964, the Cairo Opera Company's repertoire includes 32 opera productions with a permanent ensemble of 32 artists introducing works from Baroque to Verismo.

The event is taking place two days before the 29th Arab Music Festival launch, where the same venue will host part of the activities as well as the Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour Opera Houses with almost a hundred musicians and singers from Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Tunisia will perform.

Egypt resumed public cultural activities in July as part of the country's cautious reopening following the COVID-19 lockdown, with all events held under strict measures that include social distancing, obligatory facemasks, and sanitising.

Programme:
Friday 30 October
Arabic Music Institute, Galaa Street, Downtown Cairo

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