The Cairo Opera House will host a two-day celebration, on Thursday, celebrating 31 years of art shows, performances, and cultural exchange. The celebrations include art shows and performances in the main hall in Zamalek.
Egypt’s Minister of Culture, Inas Abdel Dayem will honour 12 figures whose works have enriched the theatre art scene in Egypt and around the world.
The head of the Cairo Opera House, Magdy Saber, stated that Abdel Dayem is to honour maestro Selim Sahab, the Egyptian conductor and contemporary composer, for his finding of the National Arabic Music Troupe, as well as veteran tenor Sobhy Bedier, and ballerina Lamia Zayed.
Abdel Dayem is to also honour Omar Farahat, the maestro of Egypt’s spiritual enchantments troupe, and Nevine Allouba, a leading soprano in the Cairo Opera House Company, who, for over 20 years has been entertaining audiences during these festive occasions.
The festival includes several art shows that the Opera is known for hosting every month, including ballet, plays, soprano concerts as well as a number of showcased documentaries revealing the history of the Cairo Opera House.
Egypt’s biggest cultural hub opened its doors to the public on 10 October 1988. With seven large theatres, it has been a palace for the country’s most prestigious art shows. The Opera also has two other locations in Alexandria and Damnhour