Fatma Said and Nader Abbassi will perform at the first public event of the Grand Egyptian Museum

Fatma Said and Nader Abbassi will perform at the first public event of the Grand Egyptian Museum

Master Nader Abbassi
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Award-winning Egyptian soprano Fatma Said and acclaimed conductor Nader Abbassi will perform at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) on January 20, 2023, marking the first public event at the venue.

Organized by RMC Worldwide, doors open at 6pm and the live concert starts at 8pm.

“I feel very honored and proud to be the first artist to perform at the Grand Egyptian Museum,” she said in a post on her official Instagram account. “I hope this can be the start of many cultural and musical events taking place in this beautiful place.”

“I’m looking forward to working with Maestro Nader Abbassi, a director I really enjoy working with, and I hope we can both bring a lot of joy to our beloved audience.”

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Located on the edge of the Giza Plateau, GEM is the world’s largest archaeological museum dedicated to a single civilization. The date of the official opening of GEM has not yet been announced.

Said is the first opera singer to win Egypt’s Innovation Award, among several other awards. He has performed in opera houses and concert halls around the world, including Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Wexford Opera House in Ireland, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, among others.

As founder, artistic director and principal conductor of the United Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, Abbassi’s compositions are performed by orchestras in France, the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Egypt and Slovenia.

Tickets for the event, which you can find here, range from EGP 1,500 ($61) to EGP 3,500 ($142).

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