The Wait is Finally Over; Cairo Opera House Opens its Doors Again With Over 40 Concerts on its Calendar
By Nour El-Miligi
After three months of complete suspension of any activity or performances inside the Cairo Opera House, only online concerts were taking place since people have been strictly following the “stay home” regulation. However, Egypt’s Minister of Culture, Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem, has recently released a statement to announce resuming artistic activities at the Cairo Opera House, including 40 different artistic concerts to be performed in open theaters this summer season.
Leading superstars are scheduled to take over the concerts, including The King Mohamed Mounir, Artist Medhat Saleh, the Iconic Omar Khairat, Singer Ali Al Hajjar, and one of the leading Egyptian bands, Massar Egbari, Cairo Symphony Orchestra, pioneering jazz musician, Yahya Khalil, and Marimba player, Nesma Abdel Aziz!
Musical performances are expected to start on the 9th of July, with diverse music catering to every taste at the external fountain stage as Dr. Magdy Saber, the head of the opera stated. Preventative measures will of course be taken into account, as open theaters will enable the Opera to carry out social distancing policies.
In addition, great news for all 80’s music fans, summer concerts will feature a series of musical performances featuring the greatest, Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, for fans to attend and enjoy our country’s musical heritage.
The opening of the opera house will not contradict the ongoing online concerts sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, especially that they got so much praise as it entertained us throughout the lockdown period.