The Egypt Opera House is
situated in Zamalek,Cairo. The area of the site is about 45.
000 square meters and the building area is 6 375 square
The structure of the building includes:
rehearsal rooms, a restaurant, art gallery, training rooms,
classrooms, artist rooms, music library, dressing rooms, a
museum and workshop.
The date of the Egypt Opera
House`s inauguration is October, 10, 1988 filling the void
let by the first Opera House of Cairo that burned in 1971.
The Egypt Opera House is
situated on the Gezira Island and in its neighbor are the El
Hangar Theatre, the Museum of Egyptian Modern Arts, the
Plastic Artists` Association and the Nile Gallery. The Opera
House of Egypt offers stage and technical facilities of the
highest quality form the entire Africa.
Not only the Opera House presents the
world` s different cultures but it also promotes and
presents the companies that are associated with the National
Cultural Center: the Cairo Opera Children's Choir, the Cairo
Opera Company, the National Arabic Music Ensemble, the Cairo
Symphony Orchestra, the Arabic Music Ensemble, the Cairo
Opera Choir and the Cairo Ballet Company.
The young people
with artistic talents can take training classes and assist
to special programs in various artistic areas.
The Opera` main hall is
admired by all the artistic groups of Egypt.
is not doubt that it is the most beautiful and
complex theatre of all that exist in Egypt.
access in the Opera House is made by different
entrances. 1300 people can enter the Opera; on the
3rd level the honor guests have their presidential
box where they can get through an elevator situated
in the entrance hall.
The Small hall has walls with
panels from wood, seats that can be removed, its own
foyer and entrance and can accommodate 500 people.
The stage has 13 meters in width and 7 in depth
which makes it perfect for the representations with
small number of actors and for recitals, bands and
orchestras of chamber music.
The hall is also used at cultural
manifestations and conferences. Since the seats can be
removed the whole place is easily transformed in an immense
reception room for the significant official events. Close to
the principal foyer, with access to the seats close the
stage, the level has a study room, an immense hall where the
general rehearsals take places, an art gallery, 2 work
shops, 2 museum halls, a library and 4 immense rooms for the
rehearsals of the choir, orchestra and ballet.
The repertoire of the Egypt Opera
House Company includes: Rigoletto, Aida, Carmen, the Dancing
Years, Tosca, Pagliacci, Orfeo, Madame Butterfly, La Boheme,
Cavalleria Rusticana and so on. On the Opera House`s first
floor is situated the Opera Museum. It has 2 wings, the
first one is entirely dedicated to the documents that are
related with the Egypt Royal Opera House`s history. The
Museum was made in 1869, under the reign of el Khedive
Ismail and the architects were the two Italians: Rossi and