Cairo Opera House says Christmas concerts not canceled due to coronavirus

Spokesperson for the Egyptian Culture Ministry Mohamed Mounir said that the Cairo Opera House’s Christmas concerts will continue as scheduled even amid the surge in infections with COVID-19.

Speaking to Al-Masry Al-Youm on Monday, Mounir said that the concerts will be held in the opera house’s Grand Theater, Small Hall, al-Gomhoreya Theater, and Sayed Darwish theater at a maximum capacity of 50 percent.

The Cairo Symphony Orchestra will also perform two consecutive concerts at the Grand Theater on December 30 and 31 led by Maestro Ahmed al-Saedi, with the participation of the soprano Eman Mostafa, the mezzo soprano Jolie Faizy, tenor Amr Medhat, bass Reda al-Wakil, with the “A Cappella Choir” leading and coach Maya Giveneria.

Christmas concerts at Gomhoreya Theater include a concert on the great musician Mohamed al-Mougy on December 31, with the participation of the Arab National Music Band and includes some of the most beautiful works of Mougy.

On the stage of the Institute of Arab Music, a concert by singer Noha Hafez will be held on December 31.

Christmas opera concerts include Russian composer Tchaikovsky’s beloved masterpiece “The Nutcracker” on December 29, led by Maestro Ahmed Farag, who presents the masterpiece of the international Russian composer Tchaikovsky.

The Nutcracker ballet has become an enduring part of holiday celebrations thanks to its charming and fantastical tale of the way love can shape people’s lives.

Edited Translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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