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Season’s Opening Concert
Clara Schumann 200th Anniversary
Saturday 7/9/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
R. Schumann
Overture, Scherzo and Finale op. 52
Clara Schumann
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D minor op. 7
J. Brahms
Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 73
Soloist:
Laura Mikkola, piano
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




Great Russian Music
Saturday 14/9/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Igor Stravinsky
Firebird Suite (1919)
P. I. Tchaikovsky
Rococo Variations for Cello and Orchestra Op. 33
D. Shostakovich
Symphony No. 1 in F minor Op. 10
Soloist:
Hassan Moataz, cello
Conductor:
Nader Abbassi




Music for the Media
Monday 23/9/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Rageh Daoud
Highlights from his music
Soloist:
Safaa El Gendy, flute
Conductor:
Nayer Nagui




Hits of Hollywood
(in Collaboration with El Gouna Film Festival)
Saturday 28/9/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Alan Silvestri
Back to the Future, Suite for Orchestra
John Williams
Jurassic Park
Superman Theme
John Corigliano
The Red Violin Chaconne
Maurice Jarre
Lawrence of Arabi
Enrico Morricone
The Mission
John Kander
Highlights from Cabaret
Nino Rota
Homage à Federico Fellini
Main Themes from Films
Arranged for Saxophone and Orchestra by Roberto Granata
Soloist:
Janet Sung, violin
Federico Mondelci, saxophone
Victoria Kapralova, cello
Amina Khairat, vocals
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In Collaboration with American Embassy




Great Symphonies I
Saturday 5/10/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
W. A. Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro, Overture
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 4 in G minor op. 40
Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 7 in D minor op. 70
Soloist:
Wael Farouk, piano
Conductor:
Juan Montoya




A Romantic Affair
Saturday 12/10/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream “Overture Op. 21
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor op. 64
F. Schubert
Symphony No. 4 in C minor D 417 “Tragic”
Soloist:
Hassan Sharara, violin
Conductor:
Hisham Gabr




Ein Deutsches Requiem
Saturday 19/10/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
J. Brahms
German Requiem for Soloists, Choir & Orchestra op. 45
Soloist:
Dina Iskander, soprano
Reda El Wakil, baritone
Choir Master:
Johannes Lang/Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In Collaboration with German Embassy




60 Years Celebration of Cairo Symphony Orchestra
Monday 28/10/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ahmed El Saedi
Festive Overture
P. I. Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake Suite Op. 20
L. v. Beethoven
Choir Fantasy op. 80
N. Rimsky-Korsakov
Capriccio Espagnol
Soloist:
Yasser Mokhtar, piano
Mona Rafla, soprano
Dalia Farouk, soprano
Jolie Faizy, mezzo-soprano
Amr Medhat, tenor
Hisham El Guindy, tenor
Reda El Wakil, baritone
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




Khedivial Opera 150th Anniversary
Saturday 14/11/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Franz von Suppé
Leichte Kavallerie, Overture
Giuseppe Verdi
Duet from “Un Ballo In Maschera”
Brindisi from “La Traviata”
Quartet from “Rigoletto”
Johann Strauss II
Waltz “An der schönen, blauen Donau”
Ludwig Minkus
Overture and Scene from “Don Quixote”
Jules Massenet
Méditation from "Thaïs"
Georges Bizet
Toreador Song & Habanera from “Carmen”
Carl Orff
O Fortuna from “Carmina Burana”
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Iman Moustafa, soprano
Dalia Farouk, soprano
Rasha Talaat, soprano
Jolie Faizy, mezzo-soprano
Amina Khairat, mezzo-soprano
Amr Medhat, tenor
Hisham El Guindy, tenor
Tamer Tewfik, tenor
Mostafa Mohamed, baritone
Ezzat Ghanem, baritone
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




Leoncavallo Celebration
Saturday 15/11/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ruggero Leoncavallo
“I Pagliacci”, Opera in concert form
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Renata Vari (Nedda), soprano
Gianni Leccese (Canio), tenor
Federico Buttazzo (Beppe), tenor
Gabriel Manro (Tonio), baritone
Francesco Baiocchi (Silvio), baritone
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Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Filippo Arlia
In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




Czech Flair
Saturday 30/11/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Johannes Brahms
Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op.56a
George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 8 in G major op. 88
Soloist:
Alexander Frey, piano
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




Great Symphonies II
Saturday 7/12/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Friedrich Kuhlau
Elverhøj Ouverture (Elves' Hill)
Ib. Glindemann
Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
Carl Nielsen
Symphony No. 5 op. 50
Soloist:
Victor Koch Jensen, Trumpet
Conductor:
Peter Ettrup Larsen
In Collaboration with Danish Embassy




Saturday 14/12/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ottorino Respighi
Antiche Danze ed Arie, Suite No. 3
J. Sebastian Bach
Double Concerto in D minor
Selections from Italian Operas
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Jana Samir, violin
Rana Abdel Wahhab, violin
Iman Moustafa, soprano
José D’Eça , tenor
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Isabella Ambrosini
In Collaboration with Embassy of Portugal




Christmas Concert
Saturday 21/12/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
G. F. Handel
“The Messiah”
Oratorio for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Dalia Farouk, soprano
Gala El Hadidi, alto
Amr Medhat, tenor
Reda El Wakil, bass
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed Farag




New Year’s Concert 2020
Franz von Suppé's 200 Anniversary
Tuesday 31/12/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Hits by J. Strauß, Lehár, Suppé etc...
Soloist:
Marie-Pierre Roy, soprano
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




A Soldier’s Tale
Saturday 4/1/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
I. Stravinsky
L’Histoire du Soldat
Soloist:
Laura Virtanen, violin
Martina Morello, clarinet
Tancredi Rossi, bassoon
Dmitar Dmitrov, trumpet
Zafar Azimov, trombone
Karim Adnan, double bass
Toaa Ali, percussion
Monadel Antar, choreographer
Mohamed Abdel Moaty, narrator
Abdalla Saad, director
Conductor:
Roswitha Heintze




Beethoven Piano Concerti I
Saturday 11/1/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
L. v. Beethoven
Leonore Overture No. 2 op. 72a
Concerto for Piano No. 1 & Orchestra in C major op. 15
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 4 in G major
Soloist:
Laura Mikkola, piano
Xin Wang, soprano
Conductor:
Hisham Gabr




Beethoven Piano Concerti II
Saturday 18/1/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
L. v. Beethoven
A. Perfido!
Concerto for Piano No. 2 and Orchestra in B flat major op. 19
G. Rossini
Il Barbiere di Siviglia overture
G. Verdi
Nabucco Overture
La Forza del destino Overture
I Vespri Siciliani Overture
G. Puccini
Manon Lescaut Intermezzo
P. Mascagni
Cavalleria Rusticana Intermezzo
Soloist:
Dalia Farouk, soprano
Andrea Bacchetti, piano
Conductor:
Lorenzo Tazzieri
In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




Beethoven Piano Concerti III
Saturday 25/1/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Franz Schmidt
Intermezzo from opera Notre Dame
L. v. Beethoven
Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 3 in C minor op. 37
Albert Roussel
Symphony No. 3 in G minor
Soloist:
Tadashi Suenaga, piano
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In Collaboration with Japan Cultural Foundation




Beethoven Piano Concerti IV
Saturday 1/2/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
J. Brahms
Tragic Overture Op. 81
L. v. Beethoven
Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 4 in G major op. 58
J. Brahms
Symphony No. 3 in F major op. 90
Soloist:
Ramzi Yassa, piano
Conductor:
Nader Abbassi




Beethoven Piano Concerti V
Saturday 8/2/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
V. Bellini
Norma overture
L. v. Beethoven
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E flat major op. 73 “Emperor”
P. I. Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique"
Soloist:
Giuseppe Andaloro, piano
Conductor:
Giuseppe Lanzetta
In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute




Beethoven’s Triple Concerto
Saturday 22/2/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
L. v. Beethoven
Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus Overture Op.43
J. Sibelius
Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op. 52
Soloist:
Nikolaj Orininskiy, violin
Ion Storojenco, cello
Samuel Sangwook Park, piano
Conductor:
Hisham Gabr
In collaboration with Austrian Cultural Forum




Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies I
Sunday 1/3/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
L. v. Beethoven
Symphonies No. 1 in C major Op. 21
Romance for Violin and Orchestra in G major Op. 40
Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op.67
Soloist:
Yasser El Serafi, violin
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies II
Saturday 7/3/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
L. v. Beethoven
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 21
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral"
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies III
Saturday 14/3/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
L. v. Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica"
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies IV
Saturday 21/3/2019 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
L. v. Beethoven
Symphony No. 4 Op. 60 in B flat major
Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F major Op. 50
Symphony No. 7 Op. 92 in A major
Soloist:
Laura Virtanen, violin
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies V
Saturday 28/3/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
L. v. Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op. 125
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Iman Moustafa, soprano
Jolie Faizy, alto
Amr Medhat, tenor
Reda El Wakil, baritone
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




European Egyptian Modern Music Festival
Saturday 4/4/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Carl Nielsen
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra Op. 57
Christian Winter Christensen
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
J. Sibelius
En Saga Op. 9
P. I. Tchaikovsky
Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture
Soloist:
Kari Kriikku , clarinet
Rei Nakamura, piano
Conductor:
Anthony Armore




Easter Concert
Saturday 11/4/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
N. Rimsky-Korsakov
Russian Easter Festival Op. 36
P. I. Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
L. v. Beethoven
Christ on the Mountain of Olives Op. 85
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Selma Serour, violin
Iman Moustafa, soprano
Hisham El Guendy, tenor
Reda El Wakil, baritone
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Nayer Nagui




Spring Concert
Saturday 18/4/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Samuel Barber
The School for Scandal Overture
Symphony No. 1 Op. 9
William Perry
Jamestown Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
Aaron Copland
Appalachian Spring, Suite for Orchestra
Soloist:
Victoria Kapralova, cello
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In Collaboration with American Embassy




Pre Tour Concert
Saturday 2/5/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Ahmed El Saedi
Festive Overture
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Concerto 2 Pianos and Orchestra in E Major
Nino Rota
Concerto No. 2 for Violoncello and Orchestra
P. I. Tchaikovsky
Capriccio Italien op. 45
Soloist:
Yasser Mokhtar, piano
Christian Niculescu, piano
Victoria Kapralova, violoncello
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




Fidelio
Saturday 30/5/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
L. v. Beethoven
Fidelio Opera in Two Acts Op. 72
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Bettina Jensen (Leonore), soprano
Marie-Pierre Roy, soprano
Hanny El Shafie (Florestan), tenor
Amr Medhat (Jaquino), tenor
Carsten Wittmoser (Don Pizarro), baritone
​David Wakeham (Don Fernando), baritone
Tair Tazhigulov (Rocco), bass
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi




Russian flair
Saturday 6/6/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
A. Borodin
In the Steppes of Central Asia
A. Khachaturian
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D minor
A. Glazunov
The Seasons, ballet, op. 67
Soloist:
Mina Ghobrial, flute
Conductor:
Magdy Boghdady




Russian Affairs
Saturday 13/6/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
A. Borodin
Polovtsian Dances
S. Prokofiev
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 1 in D major op. 19
P. I. Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 2 in C minor op. 17
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Abada Ahmed, violin
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed Farag




Diversity of Approach
Saturday 20/6/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Claude Bolling
Suite for Flute, Piano Trio & orchestra (arr. Varelas)
S. Prokofiev
Sinfonia Concertante Cello and Orchestra Op. 125
Soloist:
Inès Abdel Daim, flute
Ayman El Hanbouli, cello
Conductor:
Nader Abbassi




America, America
A Journey through Broadway Musicals
Saturday 27/6/2020 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
L. Bernstein
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
G. Gershwin
Cuban Overture
Rest of the program to be announced
A Cappella Choir
Soloist:
Katrina Galka, soprano
Gala El Hadidi, mezzo-soprano
Amr Medhat, tenor
Choir Master:
Maya Gvineria
Conductor:
Ahmed El Saedi
In Collaboration with American Embassy




Orchestra Showcase
Program to be announced
Sunday 6/7/2021 08:00 p.m
Cairo Opera House
Main Hall
Conductor:
TBA