Not to be missed: Exceptionally rich week with Cinema Paradiso, Tamer Hosny, Medhat Saleh, Stabat Mater, and more

Ahram Online , Tuesday 11 Jun 2024

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week 12-18 June 2024 in Cairo and beyond.

Not to miss


New Releases across cinemas
As Eid El-Adha is approaching, four new productions will be released across the Egyptian cinemas featuring many stars.

Wednesday 12 June
Ahl El Kahf: starring Mohamed Mamdouh, Ghada Adel.
Esabet El Max: starring Lebleba, Ruby, Hatem Salah, Ahmad Fahmy.

Thursday 13 June
Welad Rizk 3: starring Ahmed Ezz, Asser Yassine, Sayed Ragab, Asmaa Galal.
El Laaeb Maa El Aayal: starring Mohamed Emam.

Cinema Paradiso - film
Wednesday 12 June, 8pm
Cultural Palace of Garden City, 4 Abd El-Rahman Fahmy, Qasr El Nil, Garden City, Cairo

Salvatore, a famous film director, returns to his hometown for the funeral of the local theatre's film projectionist, Alfredo. He reminisces about his life as a young boy falling in love with cinema.

Cinema Paradiso (Italy, 1988) is directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, with music by Ennio Morricone and Andrea Morricone

The film’s screening is part of the Cairo Cinema Culture Palace’s free of charge screening throughout the month of June. 

Read more here 

Maskarade opera - music
Wednesday 12 June, 8:30pm
Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Maskarade is an opera in three acts by Carl Nielsen to a Danish libretto by Vilhelm Andersen, based on the comedy by Ludvig Holberg. 

The story revolves around Leander and Leonora, two young people who meet fortuitously at a masquerade ball, swear their undying love for each other and exchange rings. 

In the evening the Cairo Opera Orchestra and the Cairo Opera Choir will be conducted by Peter Ettrup Larsen (Denmark).

Sound of Movies - music
Wednesday 12 June, 9pm
National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NEMC).

Celebrating the third anniversary of the opening of the NEMC, the orchestra conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui will present music and songs from the well-known films.

The stars of the evening will be Riham Abdelhakim and Medhat Saleh.

Shubbak El-Fann
Thursday 13 May, 7pm & 9pm
Goethe Institut-Kairo, 17 Hussein Wasef St, Dokki Mesaha, Cairo

The evening will include two performances: Within a Day and Night, a physical theater comedy performance (7pm), followed by Mohamed El Sawwah Band (9pm).

Within a Day and Night is a physical theater comedy that features four Egyptian women in their 30s and 40s. Between laughter and reflections, they explore their generation's vision of contemporary social and economic transformations.

Mohamed Sawwah Band was founded in the 2000s, offering a broad mix of contemporary Egyptian music. The trumpet takes center stage in this fusion of Maqam, classical Arabic themes, and modern sounds. Alongside the trumpet, the band features guitar, oud, and drums.

The concert is part of the Goethe Institut’s Shubbak El-Fann programme.

El-Hadra Troupe - music
Friday 14 June, 7:30pm
El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July street, Zamalek, Cairo

Founded by Nour Nageh, the troupe consists of the Sufi devotees performing their renditions of classical standard Arabic Sufi poems.

Arias from Italian operas - music
Friday 14 June, 8:30pm
Cairo Opera House, small hall, Zamalek, Cairo

The evening will present the “joyful selection” of arias from the best-known Italian operas.

The singers include sopranos Rasha Talaat, Salma El-Gebaly, mezzo Laila Ibrahim, tenor Ibrahim Nagui, and baritones Elhamy Amin, Ezzat Ghanem and Khaled Samir.

The singers will be accompanied by Mina Hanna on the piano.

Stabat Mater (Rossini) - music
Saturday 15 June, 8:30pm
Cairo Opera House, main hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Stabat Mater is a work by Gioachino Rossini based on the traditional structure of the Stabat Mater sequence for chorus and soloists.

The evening will feature the Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ahmed El-Saedi.

The soloists of the evening are: Mona Rafla (soprano), Jolie Faizy (mezzo-sprano), Ahmed Medhat (tenor), and Reda El-Wakil (bass).

The evening will also include A Cappella Choir, with choir master Maya Gvineria.

Wegdan - music
Monday 17 June, 8pm
El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26th of July street, Zamalek, Cairo

Wegdan performs covers from the most beloved Egyptian heritage.

Tamer Hosny - music
Monday 17 June, 8:30pm
Zed East, New Cairo

A pop singer, songwriter, and actor, Tamer Hosny began his career in 2002. He has become one of the biggest pop celebrities in Egypt and the Arab region.

Hosny released over 13 top-selling albums. His songs appeared in several television series. Apart from his solo performances across the Arab region, Hosny also collaborates with other musicians like Rim Banna, Latifa, Souad Massi, and Sherine.

Memo - theatre
Monday 17 June, 9pm
Grand Nile Tower, Cairo

Memo is directed by Hesham Atwa and written by Diaa Mohamed.

The play revolves around Masoud -- a  marginalized member of his community -- who decides to prove himself unconventionally. 

Ahmed Helmy is the eponymous hero of the play, whose cast includes stars such as Hana Al-Zahed, Ahmed Rizk, Hamdi El-Marghani, Mohamed Radwan, Rahma Ahmed, and Nour Ehab.

Fouad and Mounib - music
Tuesday 18 June, 10pm
The Roman Theatre, Sharm El-Sheikh

The story of Fouad and Mounib goes back to 2015 when the two musicians met on Facebook and began sharing their music. After a few months, the duo performed in their first concert at Alexandria’s Creativity Centre. 

The duo’s popularity increased, taking them to numerous renowned halls, including the Cairo Opera House and Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Arts Centre, and tours to Morocco and Austria.

With time, the musicians started pursuing more ambitious creative endeavours, with Mounib creating arrangements for various ensembles and an orchestra.

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