The powerful voice Marwa Nagui features the Easter concert at Cairo Opera House

Reham El-Adawi , Wednesday 1 May 2024

Opera singer Marwa Nagui
Opera singer Marwa Nagui


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Fri 3, 8.30pm: El-Enshad El-Dini troupe performs religious songs. 

Sun 5, 8.30pm: The Arab Music Heritage 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 2, 8.30pm: Easter concert features the powerful voice Marwa Nagui

Thurs 9, Fri 10, Sun 12 and Mon 13, 8.30pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet company, directed by Erminia Kamel and the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Ahmed Farag, perform The Sleeping Beauty ballet. 

Small Hall

Thurs 2, 8.30pm: The Talents Development Centre concert.

Fri 3, 8.30pm: Piano recital by Ghada Shaker

Sat 4, 8.30pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 

Mon 6, 8.30pm: A Disney Cartoon for children concert features Mohamed Helmy (Easter celebration concert).    

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 9, 8.30pm: The Cairo Opera Group for chamber music, led by Medhat Abdel-Sallam.  

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).

Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

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

Thurs 2, 8.30pm: Isis Orchestra features Khaled Saleh


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 2, 8pm: Ozma stand-up comedy show. 

Sat 4, 8pm: Acoustic gypsy love songs (violin and guitars). 

Sun 5, 8pm: Catharsis is a symphonic doom death metal with an album release called "A Journey of Remembrance". The album embodies Catharsis through a fusion of heavy guitars and melancholic orchestration. 

Tues 7, 9pm: Karaoke night. 

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

Thurs 2 and Thurs 9 May, 9pm: Karaoke night.

Sat 4, 9pm: Rising Stars stand-up comedy show. 

Sun 5, 9pm: Join Cairo Comedy Club’s open mic night.  

Mon 6, 9pm: Paranoid Eyes is an Egyptian progressive rock band with a great passion for covering the tunes of Pink Floyd and the solo projects released by the legendary David Gilmour and Roger Waters. 

Tues 7, 9pm: Stigma and Sine bands will join on stage. Sine is an alternative hip-hop/R&B band based in Maadi, Cairo. They started their journey back in 2020 and since then, they've created their own unique and distinct sound identity. Established in 2020, Stigma stands as an Egyptian indie rock band distinguished by its original compositions aspiring to attain recognition as one of the foremost musical acts in Egypt.
Wed 8, 9pm: 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

Wed 8, 7pm: A singing recital by Memz

Thurs 9, 8pm: Interactive comedy live show by Omar Elgamal

Wisdom Hall 

Thurs 2, 6 and 8pm: El Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show revives the concerts of Umm Kolthoum performing two of her much-loved songs.


Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

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

Fri 3, 7pm: The Talents Development Centre concert celebrates the Labour Day.

Sat 4, 8.30pm: The National Arab Music ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.  

Sun 5, 8.30pm: Violin and piano recital by Yasser El-Serafy and Amir Awad.   

Thurs 9, 8.30pm: A concert by Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing. 

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Main Hall

Fri 3, 8pm: The Dance of Life ballet concert presented by the Russian Cultural Centre. 

Small Hall

Fri 10, 8pm: Flute Night concert.   

* A version of this article appears in print in the 2 May, 2024 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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