CAIRO – 4 April 2021: The Egyptian soprano Amira Selim dazzled Egypt and the world with her performance during her participation on April 3 in the Pharaohs’ Golden Parade.
Selim presented a song in the ancient Egyptian language. According to statements made by Selim, it took her long months of practice to excel the language.
Amira Selim was born on January 1, 1976 in Cairo, and belongs to an artistic family. Her father is the late plastic artist Ahmed Fouad Selim, and her mother is the Egyptian international pianist Marcel.
Egyptian Soprano Amira Selim graduated from the Cairo Conservatory and completed her postgraduate studies in France. She performed many solo performances on most French theaters. Selim has played the lead roles in various international operas including “The Barber of Seville”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, among others.
She also participated in Disney films through the Arabic version of the movie "Cinderella" as "Doria" and participated in the Disney film "Bambi" with a song entitled "Mahma El-Omr Yetool."
The Pharaohs’ Golden Parade, which took place in the presence of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, witnessed the participation of female singers including Reham Abdel Hakim, Nasma Mahgoub and the Egyptian soprano and opera singer Amira Selim, while the whole world witnessed in utter amusement.
Maestro Nader Abbasi led the orchestra during the Pharaohs’ Golden Parade. He excelled in his own distinctive style, along with all the members of the orchestra.
The Pharaohs’ Golden Parade moved from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, arriving at exactly 8:30 p.m. as scheduled.
The number of mummies and coffins transported is 22 royal mummies and 17 royal coffins, dating back to the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Dynasties. 18 of the mummies belong to kings, while 4 belong to queens.
Among the mummies transferred are mummies of King Ramses II; King Seqenenre Tao; King Thutmose III; King Seti I; Queen Hatshepsut; and Queen Meritamen, the wife of King Amenhotep I; and Queen Ahmose-Nefertari, the wife of King Ahmose I.
The royal mummies were transferred to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in a large march, in-line with the inauguration of the museum and the opening of the Central Exhibition Hall.