Cairo Opera House
honor of the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, the Egyptian Ruler Khedive
Ismail instructed Italian architects to bring the Royal Khedivial Opera House
in Egypt to life. This timeless tribute to the realms of art and drama gave
rise to world famous operas for the first time on the continent. The
architectural beauty had its final curtain call in 1971 after a raging inferno
incinerated the establishment.
did not have to mourn for long thanks to Prince Tomohito of Japan who
generously funded the masterful renovation of the Cairo Opera House, which opened
its doors to the public in 1988. Soul-nurturing symphonies and performances of
both foreign and local talent have echoed through its halls ever since.
Cairo Opera House’s stunning design and pristine gardens are an ode to the
architectural craft. The sizeable land area of this inspiration depot caters to
seven theatres, with the Main Hall alone capable of seating over 1,200 people
on four different levels with the most advanced staging technology in Africa.
Workshops, a Roman Amphitheatre, the Arab Music Institute and the Museum of
Modern Egyptian Art, which houses a substantial collection, are all integral
components of the Cairo Opera House.
along the Nile in the district of Zamalek, the Opera House beats in the heart
of Cairo on a daily basis.
active Facebook page and fully integrated website can provide you with
everything you need to know about upcoming concerts. Marble walkways and
Hollywood sunsets are absolutely essential to the experience. Take a tour of
the place and see first-hand how Egypt has come to be at the forefront of the
performing arts on a global scale. All of this is minutes away from the
Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids, and Downtown Tahrir Square.
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