Not to be missed: From Legend of Sultan Baybars to Cinderella

Ahram Online , Thursday 5 Oct 2023

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (3-10 October) in Cairo and Alexandria.

Not to miss


Omar Khairat

Wednesday 4 October, 8:30pm

Cairo Opera House, Zamalek

Renowned Egyptian composer and pianist Omar Khairat will perform his known works, accompanied by the orchestra.

Hassan El-Masry

Thursday 5 October

Across cinemas

Guilt has been eating up Hassan ever since the loss of his mother and sister. His new job as a teenage girl's driver and bodyguard puts him in a challenging situation that could possibly bring him a long-awaited redemption.

The film stars are Ahmed Hatem, Diamand Bou Abboud, and Mourad Makram.

The Inseparables

Thursday 5 October

Across cinemas

Based on an original idea by the Oscar-nominated writers of Toy Story, the animated film titled The Inseparables follows the misadventures of Don, a runaway puppet with a boundless imagination, and DJ Doggy Dog, an abandoned stuffed animal toy in need of a friend.

The film stars are Monica Young, Danny Fehsenfeld, and Olivier Paris.

Cinderella ballet

Friday 6 October, 6pm

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July Street, Zamalek

The performance is staged by the Young Ballet Theatre Troupe led by Artistic Director Tatiana Kruk. The show follows the plot of the classical ballet of Cinderella. 

Celebration of the 6 October victory's golden jubilee 

Friday 6 October, 8:30pm

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek

The National Arab Music Ensemble will be conducted by Mostafa Helmy in the performance of numerous compositions linked to the 6 October War and nationalistic tunes. The soloists of the evening include Ahmed Gamal, Sara Zaki, Ahmed Said, and Ahmed Essam.

Legend of Sultan Baybars

Friday 6 October, 8:30pm

Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek

A play showcasing the life of the most important rulers of the Mamluk era, Baybars I (1260–1277).

The opera celebrates the sultan on the occasion of his 800th birthday. It is believed that Sultan Baybars was born in 1223 with some historians pointing to 1227. He died in 1277.

Yasmine El-Harby

Monday 9 October, 8pm

Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek

A harp concert led by Yasmine El-Harby, an Egyptian harpist who presents many known compositions from the Arabic music repertoire, with arrangements for a small ensemble.

Manal Mohie Eldin

Tuesday 10 October, 8pm

The French Cultural Institute, Alexandria

The leading Egyptian harpist of her generation Manal Mohie Eldin will present the audience's favorite works arranged for her ensemble led by the harp.

Reem Ezzeldin

Tuesday 10 October, 9pm

Room Art Space and Café, New Cairo

Reem Ezzeldin's first concert at the stage affiliated with the Cairo Opera House promises to be a wonderful opportunity for the young singer, who has recently established herself as one of Egypt's most popular singers.

Reem has performed at the Tahrir campus of the American University in Cairo, Room Art Space in Garden City, and most recently the Arabic Music Institute.

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