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“Excellent & Delightful Experience”
Review of Cairo Opera House

Cairo Opera House
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This cultural venue, The National Cultural Centre "Cairo Opera House" is part of the Ministry of Culture and serves as an umbrella organization for all the music or dance companies, galleries, museums and the educational programs of the Cairo Opera House. It was established in 1988 with the inauguration of the new Cairo Opera House. Its goal is to promote the arts of music and dance and to preserve and renew traditional Arab music. In order to be more than just a place where music and art are performed the National Cultural Centre wants to give space to learning and inspiration, to the exchange of ideas, the respect of a common cultural heritage, and a shared passion for the arts. It encourages interest for music and art in the younger generation by offering ballet, voice or instrumental classes for talented children or youths. Performances of ballet, operatic or symphonic works are staged with Egyptian companies or in cooperation with foreign ensembles or soloists. Seminars and cultural conferences covering a wide range of artistic and intellectual issues are held regularly. Opera House companies are frequently sent on tours to different Egyptian governorates to give the people in urban areas the chance to see national and international art performances. In March 1985, Former President Mubarak laid the first corner stone of the new Cairo Opera House which was to be built with the support of JICA, the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Careful planning by the Ministry of Culture in Cairo and the JICA produced a design suggestive of traditional Islamic architecture and blending in harmoniously with the surrounding buildings. In October 1988,Former President Mubarak and His Highness, Prince Tomohito of Mikasa, the younger brother of the Japanese Emperor, inaugurated the National Cultural Centre “Cairo Opera House” in a remarkable ceremony. It was the first time for Japan to stage a Kabuki show, a traditional popular drama with singing and dancing, in Africa or the Arab World.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Cairo, Egypt
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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“Excellent & Delightful Experience”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

It is really an excellent and delightful experience to be in Cairo Opera House. They have two excellent main big halls, and an additional theater. They have museums. they have galleries, and open gardens. They have local and international shows. To attend a show, you must dress formally.

Visited March 2013
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Alexandria, Egypt
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“Love it !”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

I learn guitar there :)
And there are many interesting events and concerts ..
I lgo there on Fridays ..

Visited December 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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“nice jazz music”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

I regularly go to opera house especially to see yehia khalil band , as always the show was very good in the small theatre

Visited February 2013
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cairo, cairo
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“The culture face of cairo ,,”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

i always find a good activity to attend at cairo opera house complex ,,,
opera house has been always recognized to be more towards more of a fancy place ,, well cairo opera house complex provide the whole range of art activities to all ,, so if u wanna attend paints exhibition , photo exhib., music , theater, ballet, singing performances and more ,, u can always check the schedule for this place ..
its clean , well kept place that offers an access to culture in cairo ,, always with vairable theaters within the complex itself and anotehr two nearby theaters in downtown area .. cairo opera house has another branches in damnhour and alexandria as well

you will not regret going there ....

Visited March 2013
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

It is the strange mixture of the Egyptian, that you can be in such a classy plcae dispite all problems Egyptians are facing now. The first Cairo Opera House was built in 1869 and was distroyed by fire in 1971. This is a new Opera house of Cairo, inaugurated in 1988.

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