​Don’t miss the concerts of Cleopatra ballet at the Cairo Opera House

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 30 Jan 2024

Cleopatra ballet
Cleopatra ballet


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373 

Thurs 1, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.     

Thurs 8, 8pm: Maestro Iman Genedy company.  



Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 8pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday, 8pm: “Alaragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.



Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144

Main Hall

Thurs 1 Feb, Fri 2, Sun 4, and Mon 5, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet Company, directed by Erminia Kamel and the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Mohamed Saad Basha, present Cleopatra ballet. 

Sat 3, 8pm: Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Brazilian-Egyptian diplomatic relations, The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed El-Saedi, presents “Brazilian Flair 2024” concert. It features flautist James Strauss Di Silva, baritone Reda El-Wakil, and Victoria Kapralova on violin cello.  

Small Hall

Sun 4, 8pm: The contrabass group features Mohamed Seif Elyazal

Mon 5, 8pm: Violin and piano recital. 

Thurs 8, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 




Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707 

Thurs 1, 8pm: Al-Nour wa Al-Amal Orchestra. 

Fri 2, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

Thurs 8, 8pm: Celebrating the memory of Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H) ascension to heaven, El-Enshad El-Dini (religious chanting) troupe performs religious chants. 



Al-Ghouri Caravansary 
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Tel 02 2514 7475
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music
(Performances every Sat and Wed, 7.30pm)




1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878 

Every Tuesday, 8pm: Mawawil features vocalists Hend and Sara in a repertoire of traditional music of the Nile Delta, Al Jaafra music played by Arab Tribes from Aswan and Nass Makan band.

Every Wednesday, 8pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.



Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159

Thurs 1, 8pm: A concert by Menna Sameh is an Egyptian upcoming singer/songwriter and is best known as an old soul specializing in jazz, soul and alternative music.

Fri 2, 8pm: Konafa, a stand-up comedy show.  

Sat 3, 8pm: A musical Soiree with Ahmed El-Khatib

Thurs 8, 8pm: To all the original experimental/indie music listeners and discoverers in Egypt, Amrist and his band will give a concert. 

Amr Ehab or Amrist is an active independent musician and singer/songwriter since 2014. He contributed to a great deal of underground projects and cover bands alongside unleashing his own stripped down renditions of covers from different genres of music since then. 

The Spot mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo

Thurs 1 and Thurs 8, 8pm: Karaoke night. 

Wed 7, 8pm: Karaoke night.



El Sawy Culturewheel

End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448 

River Hall

Thurs 1, 7pm: Sufi chanting by El-Hadra troupe.

Tues 6, 8pm: A tribute concert to One Direction band.  

Thurs 8 and Fri 9, 7pm: A stand-up comedy show by Ali Qadil

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 1, 6pm and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of diva Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs: Alf Leila wa Leila (one thousand and one nights) and Enta Omry (you are my life). 

Sun 4, 7pm: Dandana, a concert of piano and strings features pianist and composer Ehab Ezzeddin, and others artists.   

Thurs 8, 7.30pm: Abu Shaar Brothers troupe performs religious chanting. 


Theatro Arkan

Arkan Plaza, El-Sheikh Zayed, Giza Governorate

Thurs 1, 8pm: Al-Mawlaweya Al-Masreya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Tony, performs Sufi dances and chants. 





Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106

Thurs 1, 8pm: A concert by Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing. 

Fri 2 and Sat 3, 8pm: Albaroka (the wig) operetta. 

Thurs 8, 8pm: Bint Al-Balad band, led by Afaf Shoukry.  



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Main Hall   

Fri 2, 7pm: A concert by the all-female Egyptian band Tablet Elsitt

* A version of this article appears in print in the 1 February, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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