Magic Flute performed in Egyptian dialect for the first time at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Mai Heikal, Monday 3 Jan 2011

Mozart's last opera, The Magic Flute, will be performed in the colloquial Egyptian dialect for the first time at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Great Hall from 12 to 15 January

The Magic Flute

Emanuel Schikanaeder's original libretto to Mozart's Magic Flute will be adapted into the colloquial Egyptian dialect by Sarah Enany and Neveen Allouba. The opera will include a number of professional singers from Cairo as well as guest artists from the USA. Other singers will be young Alexandrian artists trained at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Art Center in addition to several members of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Choir.

The opera is directed by Mohamed Abou El Kheir with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Sherif Mohie-Eldin.

The Egyptian Magic Flute is a joint production between the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Fabrica Organization for the promotion of contemporary Egyptian Theater.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Great Hall, 12-15 January


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