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The Ministry of Culture Celebrates The 31 Anniversary Of Inaugurating The Egyptian Opera House

Thursday 10 October, 2019


The Opera House celebrates its 31 anniversary.

- The Minister of Culture honors 12 personalities who enriched the creativity in Egypt and the Arab world.

Panorama of the Opera Arts on the Grand Theater to celebrate its 31st anniversary.

The Ministry of Culture celebrates the 31st anniversary of the opening of the Egyptian Opera House on two consecutive days:-  at 8 pm on Thursday and Friday, 10 , 11October  at The Grand Theater, where Dr. Ines Abdel Dayem honors 12 personalities who enriched the creativity movement and played an important role in presenting and publishing valuable arts in Egypt. Dr. Magdy Saber, Head  of The Opera House, added that the Minister of Culture honors :- soloists players:- Sobhy Bedair, Reda El-Wakeel - former head of the House of Music, Opera and Ballet, Soprano Iman Mostafa, Artistic Director of Cairo Opera Ensemble, and Maestro Selim Sahab-  founder of the National Arab Music Ensemble, Ballerina Lamia Zayed, Maestro Omar Farhat- head of the Religious Songs Recitals Ensemble, Director Gihan Morsy- Director of Arab Music Festival and Conference, Artist Walid Awny- founder of Modern Theatrical Dance and Farasan Al Sharq Heritage Troupe , Soprano Naveen Alouba, Clarinet Player Dr. Mohamed Hamdy Former head of the House of Music, Opera and Ballet, Mostafa Naji -former head of the opera and violinist Hassan Sharara.

The festivity is directed by Jihan Morsi and it  includes a panorama of the valuable arts that the opera house is  specialized in, including:  opera singing, ballet and Arabic music, followed by screening documentary films about the history of old and new opera, accompanied by an exhibition of plastic arts under the title “ In The love of opera”  including more than 100 diverse art works dealing with different opera arts with a special vision in the halls of:  Salah Taher and Ziad Bakir.

It is noteworthy that the concert program includes presenting two musical performances for Maestro Nayer Nagy orchestra ,Opera choral and Cairo Opera Ensemble. They will present  the most famous musicals works:- - Carousel by Richard Rogers, a beautiful coincidence by Sai Colemanand others , performed by  Laila Ibrahim, Jacquline Rafiq, Elhami Amin, Dina Iskandar, Mona Rafla, Hisham El Gendy, Abdel Wahab El Sayed, Walid Karim, Julie Fayzy, Reda El Wakil, Iman Mostafa and Amr Medhat. The festivity is  artistically  directored by  Armenia Kamel .

The second performance includes presenting a selection of traditional and contemporary Arabic music works, led by Maestro Dr. Mostafa Helmy, including :- Mudnak, Albi Dalili, , Lahn Al Wafa, and many others . This paragraph is performed by Iman Abdel Ghani, Ahmed Effat, Mai Farouk and the two children Kenzi Turki and Wafa Imad.

It is worthy of note  that the Egyptian Opera House was inaugurated on 10 October  1988 and it includes seven theaters:  The Grand Theater, small Theater and open Theater. In addition to   Al- Gomhorya  Theater , the Institute of Arab Music in Cairo , the Sayed Darwish Theater in Alexandria and Damanhour Opera Theater in Al- Beihira .  Since The Opera House Inauguration, it played an important role in enriching artistic life in Egypt, it has become an artistic and cultural window that  gives an opportunity for promising teams and artists to present their unique artistic experiences, in addition to presenting valuable  specialized arts in the fields of :-  ballet, opera, classical and Arabic music , cultural salons, exhibitions of plastic arts festivals and different kind of solo music , singing and playing Arts in Egypt and the Arab world and the continent of Africa, plus, it has become one of the marks in Egypt's cultural and artistic history by its  artistic and human abilities.