Art Alert: From My Fair Lady to Les Miserables: musicals and Neapolitan songs at the Cairo Opera

Ahram Online , Tuesday 26 Mar 2019

A selection of songs from famed musicals and Neapolitan tunes will be performed by the Cairo Opera Company and Cairo Opera Orchestra under the baton of Hisham Gabr

Hisham Gabr
Photo: [L] fragment from the concert's poster, [R] conductor Hisham Gabr

On two consecutive evenings, 28 and 29 March, soloists from the Cairo Opera Company accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra will perform a selection of famous songs from a variety of musicals as well as Neapolitan tunes.

The concerts, which will take place in the Main Hall of the Cairo Opera House, will be conducted by Hisham Gabr.

Egyptian composer and conductor, Hisham Gabr has a large portfolio of conducting Egyptian and international orchestras, mainly during the symphonic concerts but also operas, ballets and special events. 

Gabr has composed music and conducted concerts in Egypt and internationally and also served as director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Arts Centre between 2014 and 2017.

in 2018, Gabr was awarded Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, a high recognition from the French government, one that was also awarded to other Egyptian names such as Ahmed El Attar, Naguib Mahfouz, Gamal El-Ghitani, Inji Aflatoun and Alaa Al-Aswany.

Director of the evening is Hisham El-Tally.

The programme includes compositions from musicals such as My Fair Lady and The Phantom of the Opera, among others.

The selection of the famed songs is among the most popular programmes presented by the Cairo Opera House on its stages in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour.


Thursday, 28 March and Friday 29 March, 8pm
Cairo Opera House, Cairo

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