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PHOTO GALLERY: Opera arias and Arabic music performed on balconies in Port Said, Damietta, Mansoura, Cairo


Balcony Opera in Port Said
(Photo: Mohamed Elbetity / Mahatat for Contemporary Art)
Balcony Opera in Port Said
(Photo: Mohamed Elbetity / Mahatat for Contemporary Art)
Balcony Opera in Damietta
(Photo: Mohamed Elbetity / Mahatat for Contemporary Art)
Balcony Opera in Damietta
(Photo: Mohamed Elbetity / Mahatat for Contemporary Art)
Balcony Opera in Damietta
(Photo: Mohamed Elbetity / Mahatat for Contemporary Art)
Balcony Opera in Mansoura
(Photo: Mohamed Elbetity / Mahatat for Contemporary Art)
Balcony Opera in Mansoura
(Photo: Mohamed Elbetity / Mahatat for Contemporary Art)
Balcony Opera in Mansoura
(Photo: Mohamed Elbetity / Mahatat for Contemporary Art)
Balcony Opera in Mansoura
(Photo: Mohamed Elbetity / Mahatat for Contemporary Art)
Balcony Opera in Cairo
(Photo: Mohamed Elbetity / Mahatat for Contemporary Art)
Balcony Opera in Cairo
(Photo: Mohamed Elbetity / Mahatat for Contemporary Art)
Balcony Opera in Cairo
(Photo: Mohamed Elbetity / Mahatat for Contemporary Art)
Balcony Opera in Cairo
(Photo: Mohamed Elbetity / Mahatat for Contemporary Art)
Mar
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Between 12-16 March Mahatat for Contemporary Art performed music on the balconies of buildings in four Egyptians cities — Port Said, Damietta, Mansoura and Cairo — for their new artistic intervention, Balcony Opera, in cooperation with Teatro Independent Theatre.

Balcony Opera was the third of a series of tours called Art of Transit that intend to bring art to public spaces through street performances and artistic interventions. The tours aim to increase access to to art, both in terms of viewing art and creating it. 

This time the tour showcased opera arias as well as well-known Western and Egyptian songs. The music was performed by soprano Lubna El-Degheidy and Arabic repertoire singer Ahmed Sabry.

Ahram Online followed Mahatat to Mansoura where Art of Transit explored the historic Red Palace and residential buildings. Read more about Balcony Opera in Mansoura here

Ahram Online is the official media sponsor of Art of Transit

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