The Best of Egypt’s Opera Music

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Looking for some of the best opera music from Egypt? Look no further than this blog post! We’ve rounded up some of the best opera music from Egypt, so you can enjoy it any time, anywhere.

Cairo Opera House

The Cairo Opera House is the main performing arts venue in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. Home to the Cairo Opera Company, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, and the Cairo Opera Ballet, it is one of the largest such venues in the Middle East. With a capacity of over 2,000 people, it is one of Egypt’s premier cultural institutions.

Alexandria Opera House

The Alexandria Opera House was built in 1921 and is one of the most beautiful Opera Houses in the world. The Opera House was designed by the Italian architect Mario botta and is considered one of his most important works. The Opera house has a capacity of 1,400 people and is home to the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, the Alexandria Opera Company, and the Alexandria Ballet Company.

Opéra de Luxor

The Opéra de Luxor, located in the ancient city of Thebes, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Egypt. The theatre was constructed in the late 19th century by French architects, and is based on the style of the Paris Opera House. The Opéra de Luxor presents a variety of operas, ballets and concerts throughout the year, and is one of the most important cultural institutions in Egypt.

El-Saraya Theatre

El-Saraya Theatre was built in 1908 and is one of the most significant historical theatres in Egypt. It is located in Zamalek, Cairo. The theatre was commissioned by Khedive Abbas Hilmi II and designed by the Italian architect Angelo Fontana. It was originally intended to be an opera house, however it functioned primarily as a drama theatre until it was closed down in the 1970s. It reopened afterwards as a movie theatre and then became a performance venue for raves and other events in the late 1990s and 2000s. El-Saraya Theatre finally closed its doors in 2013.

Gomhuria Theatre

Gomhuria Theatre is one of the most important Opera Houses in Egypt, and has been home to numerous important operatic performances throughout its history. Built in 1869, the theatre was originally known as the Khedivial Opera House, and was renamed in 1954 to its current name. The theatre has a capacity of 860 people, and is currently the venue for the Cairo Opera Company’s performances.

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