Osiris, Prince Igor and Boléro ballets will be performed at the Cairo Opera House

Reham El-Adawi , Wednesday 20 Oct 2021

Bole ro ballet
Bole ro ballet

Don’t miss Noha Fekry Quartet’s concert at the Cairo Jazz Festival 

The Culture Ministry applies all precautionary and preventive measures with daily sterilization of the theatres in order to ensure the safety of the public, artists and workers.


Amir Bashtak Palace

Al-Muaaz St, Tel 02 2787 9187

Thurs 21, 7pm: Singer Mohie Said performs classical Arab songs, accompanied by his troupe featuring guest of honor qannun player Saber Abdel-Satter


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 21, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre concert. 

Fri 22, 8pm: A concert of classical Arab songs by the Arab Music Heritage Ensemble

Sun 24, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious chants and hymns. 

Thurs 28, 8pm: Toqous (rites) concert features Nahla Matar.   


Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144

Main Hall

Fri 22, Sun 24, Mon 25, Tues 26, 8pm: OsirisPrince Igor and Boléro ballets are to be performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra

Sat 23, 8pm: the Cairo Symphony Orchestra 

Thurs 28, 8pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.  

Open-Air Theatre

Thurs 21, 8pm: A piano recital by Amr Selim.

Fri 22, 8pm: Oriental Fingers group, led by harpist Manal Mohieddin

Sat 23, 8pm: The Opera House Children Choir for Arab music. 

Sun 24, 8pm: Pianist Fathy Salama and his band. 

Mon 25, 8pm: Singer Ali Al-Alfy and his band. 

Thurs 28, 8pm: Oshaq Al-Nagham band, led by Mohamed Abdel-Sattar

Small Hall

Thurs 21, 8pm: Flute and harp recital by Riham Fayed and Mona Wassef

Thurs 28, 8pm: A chamber music concert features Mahmoud Osman


Falaki Theatre

American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St, Downtown Cairo, Tel 012 88721446

Fri 22, 8-9pm: Memories of a Lord (France) is a dance and music performance. Memories of a Lord is a tripart tale, an ode to the prowess and solitude of history’s great figures. Each of the performance’s three acts shows a different facet of the archetypal leader: first hailed as a savior, then loathed as a despot, before finally becoming nothing more than a shell of himself -the specter of power and alienation. In this show choreographed by renowned French artist Olivier Dubois, a corpus of thirty-five Egyptian amateur dancers gravitate around the magnetic charms of lead performer Nicola Manzoni. The spectacular scene unfolds to the rhythms of Francois Caffenne’s enthralling composition.

In this performance, the hero loves, struggles, and lives to bring light and glory. The tyrant instills terror and barbarism onto the world. These opposing forces find themselves enthralled in an obscure battle. One will emerge victoriously triumphant; the other, succumb to a cruel defeat.


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707 

Thurs 21 and Fri 22, 8pm: Forsan Al-Sharq for Heritage company performs Altouq wa Alaswara (the necklace and the bracelet) dance show.

Sat 23, 8pm: A concert of songs composed by the late composer Baligh Hamdy

Thurs 28, 8pm: The Arab Takht troupe for Arab music and singing. 


Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Tel 02 2514 7475
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music
(Performances every Sat and Wed, 7pm).

Fri 22, 8pm: A concert features oud duet Dina Abdel-Hamid and Ghassan Al-Youssef


Italian Cultural Institute

3 El-Sheikh El Marsafy St, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 5423/2735 8791

Sat 23, 8.30pm: On the occasion of the 21th Italian Language Week in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute presents “Dante700” concert. It features soprano Sara Allegretta, accompanied by pianist Vincenzo Rana, with readings of Dante’s poetry by Davide Pandolfo, the concert is artistically directed by maestro Elio Orciuolo



1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878 

Every Tuesday, 8-10pm: Mawawil features vocalists Hend and Sara in a repertoire of traditional music of the Nile Delta, Al Jaafra music played by Arab Tribes from Aswan and Nass Makan band.

Every Wednesday, 8-10pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.


Room Art Space & Café 

10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St, Garden City, Tel 01000 681539 

Thurs 21, 9pm: A stand-up comedy show featuring Crowd Set with Mina Selim and Walid Khairy; an improvisational set, all unscripted, based on the interaction and answers they will get from you. 


El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448

(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)

River Hall  

Fri 22, 7pm: Waslet Samaa troupe preforms religious chants. 

Wisdom Hall    

Thurs 21, 7.30pm: Celebrating the birth of Prophet Mohamed (P.B.U.H), religious chanter Mustafa Atef chants religious songs.

Sat 23, 7.30pm: Singer Omnia Hassan performs Oriental songs mixed with jazz. 

Thurs 28, 8pm: A singing recital by Helmy Abdel-Baqy


Tahrir Cultural Centre (TCC) 

AUC’s Tahrir Campus, Mohamed Mahmoud St

Ewart Hall

Cairo Jazz Festival (28 October- 5 November)

Thurs 28, 8pm: Noha Fekry Quartet (Egypt). (9.30pm) ICX Jazz Ensemble (USA). 

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre

Al-Sayyeda Nafissa St, Zeinhom area. Tel 02 2362 2647

Fri 22, 7pm: The National Troupe for Folk Arts performs a number of folk dances and shows inspired by Egypt’s various folk heritage.   



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106  

Thurs 21 and Thurs 28, 8pm: A concert features Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.

Fri 22, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Strings Orchestra in a concert featuring the Cairo Opera Company soloists.  

Sun 24, 8pm: A concert by the Alexandria Talents Development Centre


*A version of this article appears in print in the 21 October, 2021 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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