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Cairo Opera Ballet Company, Reda Dance Troupe perform at Caffeina Festival

Mon, Jun. 25, 2018
CAIRO – 25 June 2018: Cairo Opera Ballet company and Reda Dance Troupe are participating in the 13th edition of Caffeina Festival 2018 in Viterbo, Italy. Cairo Opera Ballet Company performed on June 24, while Reda Dance Troupe will take part in the closing ceremony of the festival.

Caffeina is a renowned Italian cultural summer festival that occurs in Viterbo city. The festival is very rich and includes numerous events, such as book releases, cultural discussions, readings, concerts, and exhibitions, among others.

Key Egyptian officials were keen to participate in this festival such as Minister of Culture Ines Abdel Dayem, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri and renowned Egyptian archaeologist and former Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass. The festival which runs from June 22 - July 1 is taking place at the Palazzo dei Papi.

On the sidelines of her visit, Abdel Dayem will meet with Italian Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini, the head of Rome Opera and the head of Santa Cecilia Orchestra to further enhance art and cultural cooperation between the two countries.

Abdel Dayem will then inaugurate the permanent Egyptian exhibition at the Pope's Palace in Viterbo, the first residence for the Catholic Church’s popes, 200 years before being moved to the Vatican headquarter. The exhibition is set to include ancient Egyptian and Coptic artifacts.
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