​Carmen opera is performed by the Cairo Opera Orchestra at the Opera House

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 5 Mar 2024

Carmen opera


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373 

Fri 8, 8pm: Cello and piano recital by Mohamed Ahmed

Sat 9, 8pm: Abdel-Wahab songs performed by the National Arab Music ensemble. 



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 7, 8pm: Arab music concert presents songs of the late singer Abdel-Halim Hahez. 

Fri 8, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nader Abbassi with choreography by Erminia Kamel performs Bizet's Carmen opera, directed by Hazem Tayel.  

Sat 16, 9.30pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.  



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Thurs 7 and Fri 8, 8pm: The Modern Dance Theatre Company performs Shady Abdel-Salam's Desert show, directed by Walid Aouni

Sat 9, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert, accompanied by choir of children with special abilities.  

Sun 10, 8pm: Father Andraous El-Samueli troupe. 

Thurs 21, 9.30pm: A concert by the Talents Development Centre celebrates Mother's Day. 

Fri 22, 9.30pm: Aaz Al-Nass (the dearest people) troupe for music and singing.   



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 7, 8pm: Don't miss Silk N' Smoke's concert.

Fri 8, 8pm: Due to popular demand, a second show for El Masryyeen band will be given.

Tues 12, 8pm: Karaoke night.

Thurs 14, 8pm: Zalabya musical band. 

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

Thurs 7 and Thurs 14, 8pm: Karaoke night. 

Sat 9, 9pm: Cairo Comedy Club gives a stand-up comedy show. 

Tues 12, 8pm: Join the monthly Open Mic Night! If you play music, write poetry, or a stand-up comedian sign up when you arrive for 7 minutes on Room stage. Or just relax and enjoy back to back performances over a drink or coffee. 

Wed 13, 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 7, 7.30pm: Egyptian Project concert.

Sat 9, 7pm: A concert by Musalam.

Sun 10, 6pm: Layalena choir.   

Wisdom Hall

Thurs 7, 6 and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concert of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.  

Fri 8, 4pm: Andromida band.  

Fri 15, 9pm: A Ramadan concert by the Syrian troupe Abou Shaar Brothers performing religious chants.  


Theatro Arkan 

Arkan Plaza, Sheikh Zayed, Giza governorate

Sat 9, 8pm: An evening of music and storytelling by Muhab






Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Thurs 7, 8pm: A concert by Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.

Fri 8, 8pm: Sayyed Darwish Heritage ensemble performs a number of his much-loved songs. 

Sat 9, 7pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Main Hall 

Thurs 7, 7pm: Nubiat concert. 

Wed 20, 9.30pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiyah troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Tony, performs Sufi chants and dances.  

Small Hall 

Fri 8, 7pm: A musical concert by Hafez and Boustan

Fri 22, 9.30pm: A concert features harpist Manal Mohei Eldin and Oriental Strokes ensemble, accompanied by the BA Orchestra

* A version of this article appears in print in the 7 March, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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