“Egyptian Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem, Cairo Opera House President Magdy Saber, and all the artists and workers are mourning the death of Omar Khairat’s brother, Ali Khairat, who died on Monday at the age of 76,” stated the Cairo Opera House on Monday.
The musician’s January concerts at the Cairo Opera House were also cancelled, was supposed to hold two concerts on 10 and 11 February before the sad incident forced an indefinite delay.
Omar Khairat, 73, has hundreds of compositions in his repertoire. He has composed musical scores for numerous films and television series, including ‘The Sixth Day’ (1984), ‘The Terrorist’ (1993), ‘Mafia’ (2002), ‘Girl’s Love’ (2003), ‘The Embassy is in the Building’ (2005), and ‘Deer’s Blood’ (2006).
The artist and his orchestra frequently perform on stages in Egypt and across the region, but his Cairo Opera House performances usually attract large audiences, with tickets sold days prior to the event.