Opera ballet

The Cairo Opera Ballet Company will present the ballets “Carmen and Tango” at the Opera

The Cairo Opera Ballet Company, under the direction of its artistic director, Armenia Kamel, presents performances of Carmen and Tango ballets.

They will be accompanied by the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Nair Nagy, for four consecutive evenings, at 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday May 9, 10, 11 and 12 in the main hall.

Carmen is an opera by French composer Georges Bizet.

The story of the operas is set in the city of Seville in the 1830s about an arrogant gypsy girl Carmen, who seeks to entrap men.

Carmen is wooed by Don José who falls in love with her, which turns him from an obedient policeman to an outlaw after she implicates him with a group of smugglers who work with her. at Don Jose an irresistible love drives him into the arena of execution.

Tango Ballet’s musical scores are composed by Astor Piazzolla and Leroy Anderson.

It brings together a set of scenes that combine classical and modern ballet with tango dances inspired by nature and the history of the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.

The Cairo Opera Ballet Company was founded in 1966 and was affiliated with the Higher Institute of Ballet and presented its first performances the same year.

He began his tours outside Egypt in 1972, when he toured many countries around the world, including Russia, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Germany, France and Tunisia.

The Cairo Opera Ballet Company became one of the Cairo Opera Troupes in 1991.

He performs some of the most famous international classical performances, including Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Don Quixote, The Rite of Spring, Hamlet, Lorciana, Carmina Burana, Bolero and Cinderella.