Opera ballet

Cairo Opera Ballet on tour in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour

The Cairo Opera Ballet began a tour on Wednesday with a selection of renowned classical ballets accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra, in Cairo, Alexandria and Damanhour.

The shows, led by Artistic Director Armenia Kamel and Maestro Nair Nagy, kicked off in Cairo at the Opera House on Wednesday evening and will run until the evening of February 21.

The tour will then move to the Damanhour Opera Theater on February 25 and 26, and will finally end at the Sayed Darwish Theater on February 28 and March 1.

The show’s lighting, decoration and graphics were designed by engineers Yasser Shaalan, Muhammad Al-Gharabawi and Muhammad Abdel Razek.

The Cairo Opera Ballet Company was founded in 1966 and was affiliated with the Higher Institute of Ballet. Its members were trained by experts from the Soviet Union and presented their first performances the very year the company was founded.

Its style traditionally reflected Russian and classical ballet, until a more contemporary style was introduced by Egyptian directors and choreographers.

The company became one of the teams of the National Cultural Center of Egypt in 1991.

In recent seasons, the group has presented many international ballets and toured various countries around the world, including Mexico, France, England, Ireland, Korea, Austria, United States of America, China, Czech Republic, Italy, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Canada and Russia.