Fragmented from promotional material - Photo Courtesy: Arts – Mart Gallery official Facebook page
CAIRO – 15 November 2017: Award-winning sopranos Fatma Said, Gala El Hadidi and Elhamy Amin will lead a unique concert at Arts-Mart Gallery in a joint performance with the United Philharmonic orchestra conducted by internationally-recognized maestro Nader Abbassi on November 24.
Adapting unique themes titled “Night of Musical,” and “Orchestra in Art,” The orchestra will perform leading musicals such as “The Phantom of The Opera”, “West Side Story”, “Cats”, and “Les Miserables.”
Abassi previously conducted various orchestras such as Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Sinfonieorchester Basel, and Nuriev Festival with the Bashkir Opera Orchestra.
His compositions are being performed by many orchestras in France, USA, Germany, Switzerland, and Egypt among others.
Selected to participate in Young Musicians’ project by BBC Music from 2016 to 2018, Said was the only Arabic soprano chosen.
Fatma Said is one of the promising young female sopranos in the project, who first pursued her career at Cairo Opera House.
In 2013, she won a scholarship to attend the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan and became the first Arabic soprano to stage it. She represented Egypt at Human Rights Day at the United Nations in Geneva and has organized an educational season encouraging young Egyptians to pursue singing opera.
Honored by the National Council for Women, Said became the first soprano to be awarded the state’s Creativity Award during the first National Youth Conference held in Egypt.