Following its annual tradition, the Cairo Opera House joins the Ramadan festivities with a variety of concerts to be staged in Cairo, Alexandria, and Damanhour.
The programme titled ‘Ramadan Nights’ will include 27 performances showcasing numerous known musicians and ensembles, with some focusing on a spiritual-related repertoire. Magdy Saber, the Cairo Opera House's chairman, revealed that apart from showcasing established artists, this year, the evenings will also stress on young musicians.
The artists participating in Ramadan Nights include Mohamed Mounir, Nesma Abdel-Aziz, Medhat Saleh, Dina El-Wedidi, Nouran Abu Taleb, Yassin El-Tohamy, Ghalia Benali, Hadra Troupe for Sufi Chanting, Om El-Nour Choir, concerts by the Talents Development Centre, the Abdel-Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arabic Music, the Cairo Conservatory Orchestra, the Sayed Darwish Heritage Ensemble, Islamic ensembles, among many other musicians.
The concerts will take place at the Cairo Opera's open-air Fountain Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, and Damanhour Opera House.
In addition to music events, Ramadan Nights will also include two film screenings organised by the Opera Cinema Club.
All concerts will start at 9.30pm, with the detailed programming to be announced at the Cairo Opera House's website and Facebook page.
The Cairo Opera's management assures that all safety measures are put in place, with social distancing and a reduced number of audiences being imposed in order to the avoid spread of the coronavirus.
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