Mozart's one-act comic opera at El-Gomhouria Theatre

Ahram Online, Tuesday 18 Oct 2011

Delicious treat for Mozart enthusiasts as Cairo Opera Company performs The Impresario and Symphony No. 35

The Impresario

The evening will include a one-act comic opera 'The Impresario' and Symphony No. 35 'Haffner'.

Composed by Mozart in 1786 as a ‘Singspiel’ to a German libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie, The Impresario (Der Schauspieldirektor) is an enchanting satire in which two singers compete for the same role, with an impresario pressured by a wealthy businessman. With enchanting music and lots of humour, the opera provides a cheerful spirit to audiences. Following the sparks of a lovely competition, expressed in a known trio as 'Ich Bin die Erste Sängerin' both singers are accepted.

Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385, was composed by Mozart in 1782, commissioned by the Haffner’s, a prominent Salzburg family (hence the name 'Haffner' symphony).

Hisham El-Tally directs the opera with singers from the Cairo Opera Company: Sarah Enany, Ingy Mohsen, Amina Khairat, Ibrahim Nagui, Amr Medhat and Ezzat Ahmed. Hisham Gabr will conduct Cairo Opera Orchestra.

Tuesday 25 October and Wednesday 26 October at 8pm.

El-Gomhouria Theatre.

12 El-Gomhouria Street, Downtown, Cairo.

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