Renowned musician Omar Khairat will perform a concert at the Cairo Opera House’s Grand Theatre, on July 25 and 26.
Khairat frequently performs at the opera house, holding his most recent concerts in June.
Founder and conductor of the Omar Khairat Band, the veteran musician was born in Cairo and raised in a family of musicians.
His uncle, Abou-Bakr Khairat, is a famed composer of classical music, part of the first generation of such composers in Egypt.
An architect by profession, About-Bakr Khairat studied privately in Paris and founded the Cairo Conservatoire, which is regarded as the premier music conservatory in Egypt.
Omar Khairat, About-Bakr Khairat’s nephew, entered the observatory in 1959, studied piano with Italian Maestro Vincenzo Carro, and took courses in music theory and composition at Trinity College in England.
Khairat, whose music is said to bridge the divide between contemporary Egyptian and Western genres, has composed a number of works, including The Magic Perfumes (1989) and Arabic Rhapsody (1992).
His compositions have been featured in various movies and TV shows and he has performed at the Cairo Opera House a number of times.
Tickets for the event are currently available for online booking.