newly appointed head of Cairo Opera House Khaled Dagher announced plans to
modernize the world’s oldest opera in Africa and the Middle East, including the
creation of a new mobile application.
said that his ambition is to see the Opera House’s performances reach the whole
world – and not limited to those present in halls and theaters during the
performances. “We seek to provide an application for the Egyptian Opera House
that transmits its activities to the world,” he explained.
added that the Cairo Opera House presents various types of arts and not only
new season, there are between 10 and 20 international shows inside the Opera
House, and people seek good art when it is available,” he added.
evidence of this is the great success of the Citadel Festival for Music and
Singing, which is organized by the Opera House, and its contribution to the
increase in the demand for opera.”
this month, the Egyptian Minister of Culture, Nevin Al-Kilany, issued a
decision to appoint Dagher as head of Cairo Opera House, to succeed Magdy
Saber, who has reached the age of retirement.
said, “I was fortunate to grow up in a house frequented by most artists, and it
was not planned for me to learn music, and my father, Abdo Dagher, did not
impose art on us.”