'Carmen' stages Hanager Theater till June 26



Wed, 12 Jun 2019 - 01:31 GMT


Wed, 12 Jun 2019 - 01:31 GMT

Carmen - Press photo

Carmen - Press photo

CAIRO - 12 June 2019: The musical play "Carmen Kirograff" opened at Hanager Center for Arts at the Opera House on June 11. The play will stage for 15 days at 8 p.m. under the patronage of Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem.

The play is directed by Reem Hijab and is supervised by the cultural production sector headed by director Khaled Galal.

The play is produced by the Hanager Art Center under the supervision of artist Mohamed Desouki and is inspired by and based upon Prosper Mérimée's novel of the same title.

"Carmen" is starring Ahmed Adel, Ahmed Marie, Adham Shukr, Iman Thabet, Hussein el-Shafei, Rania Zahra, Salma Tarik, Marina Magdy, Mohamed Gad, Mohamed el-Soury, Mohamed Ghazzawy, Mohamed Mahmoud and Mariam Mansour.

Mohammed el-Soury and Sama Kamal assisted in directing the play.

"Carmen" is an opera of four acts by French composer Georges Bizet. The theme was written by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy.

The opera was first performed by the Opéra-Comique in Paris on March 3, 1875, where its breaking of convocations shocked its first audiences.

The opera is written in the genre of opéra comique. The play is fixated in southern Spain and tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a gullible soldier who is entrapped by the wiles of the fierce gypsy Carmen.



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