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Art Alert: Composer Omar Khairat to perform twice at Cairo Opera House next week

The 70-year-old is one of the most popular and successful contemporary composers in the region

Ahram Online , Monday 14 Jan 2019
Omar Khairat
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Renowned Egyptian pianist and composer Omar Khairat will give concerts at the Cairo Opera House on 21 and 22 January.

The 70-year-old, who performed in Saudi Arabia last week, is one of the most popular contemporary composers in the region.

He has composed the scores for over 50 Egyptian films, including The Sixth Day (1984), The Terrorist (1993), Mafia (2002), Girl's Love (2003), The Embassy in the Building (2005) and Deer's Blood (2006).

In television, his memorable works include Lailat El-Qabd Ala Fatma (1984) and Dameer Abla Hekmat (1991).

He also composes music for theatre and special occasions, such as the opening ceremonies of important Egyptian cultural and regional festivals.

Khairat has also arranged compositions by celebrated Egyptian musician Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, releasing them as Wahabiat 1 and 2. His arrangement of Oum Kalthoum’s songs brought him additional acclaim.

21 and 22 January, 8pm
Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

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