Egyptian mezzo soprano Gala El-Hadidi will give a concert at the Ewart Memorial Hall of the American University Cairo in Tahriron Friday 1 March performing arias and songs from favorite operas, operettas and musicals, by Rossini, Mozart, Bizet, Strauss, Lehár, Bernstein and Loewe.
El-Hadidi will be accompanied by the Cairo Festival Orchestra, conducted by John Baboukis, director of AUC's music program of the Department of the Arts.
"Looking forward to see you all coming Friday March 1st at Ewart Hall at 8pm. Free Admission," El-Hadidi stated.
Germany based mezzo soprano visits Egypt frequently performing on a variety of stages. Her Christmas concert is among El-Hadidi's regular commitments to her fans in the country.
El-Hadidi, the first Egyptian to ever perform Carmen role internationally, made her debut at the age of 17 on the main stage of the Cairo Opera House, a year before signing a contract with the House to become the youngest soloist ever at the company.
Gala, who studied with tenor Sobhi Bidair, Tom Krause in Finland and Marylin Horne in USA, as well as, at the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart, worked with famous conductors including Christian Thielemann, and with singers: Juan-Diego Florez, Waltraud Meier and Evelyn Herlitzius performing on known stages like Berlin Philharmonic, Stuttgart Liederhalle, Auditorio Nacional di Madrid, Kennedy Center and Cadogan Hall in London.
Friday 1 March, 8 Pm (Free entrance)
Ewart Memorial Hall, AUC Tahrir Square campus