Art Alert: Gala concert at the Alexandria Opera House

Ahram Online, Thursday 9 Oct 2014

The soloists of the Cairo Opera Company joined by the Alexandria Opera House String Orchestra will perform famous arias and songs from musicals in Alexandria on Tuesday 14 October

Cairo Opera soloists
Conductor Tarek Mahran (left). Soloists from the Cairo Opera Company: Nouresta El-Merghany, Jolie Faizy, Hala El-Shaboury, Iman Mostafa, Mona Rafla, Hisham El-Guindy, Abdel Wahab El-Sayed, Walid Korayem, Moustafa Mohamed Reda El-Wakil, Ezzat Ghanem and director Abdalla Saad.

Celebrating the 11th season of the Alexandria Opera House String Orchestra, the soloists from the Cairo Opera Company will give a special performance in Alexandria's Sayed Darwish Theatre.

The evening will include famed arias and songs from musicals performed by 11 soloists: sopranos Iman Moustafa and Mona Rafla, mezzo-sopranos Nouresta El-Marghany, Jolie Faizy and Hala El-Shaboury, tenors Hisham El-Gundy and Walid Korayem, baritones Mostafa Mohamed and Abdel Wahab El-Sayed and bass Reda El-Wakil.

All soloists are well-known to Egyptian audiences, primarily through their frequent performances at the Cairo Opera House. The Alexandria performance is a unique opportunity for the coastal city’s audience to listen to some of Cairo's best soloists.

The evening will be conducted by Tarek Mahran and directed by Abdalla Saad. Mahran frequently conducts a variety of Egyptian ensembles focusing on special events and chamber works. Mahran is also professor at the Cairo Conservatory where he teaches oboe and since 2003, conducts the Conservatory's Wind and Percussion Orchestra.

Tuesday 14 October, 8pm
Sayed Darwish Theatre (Alexandria Opera House), 22 El-Horreya Road, Raml Station, Alexandria

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