Egyptian poet Sayed Hegab. Photo courtesy of The Opera’s press release
CAIRO - 20 January 2018: Cairo Opera House released a statement in the memory of late prominent Egyptian poet Sayed Hegab. The statement referred to Hegab’s literary wealth through which he enriched the Egyptian artistic scene for decades.
Hegab was a legendary writer known for generating Ramadan’s “Fawazeer” (Riddles) that featured popular actress Sherihan.
Hegab wrote many considerable pieces for significant television series, such as “Layali Al Helmeya” (Nights Of Helmeya) and “Al Mal W Al Banoon” (The Money and Children) for popular musicians like Mohamed Mounir, Ali El-Haggar, Samira Said, Baligh Hamdy and others.
Hegab has received rewards for his work, such as the International “Kavafis” Award in 2005 and the State Award for Literature in 2012.
In the memory of Hegab’s death, Conductor Hazem El Qasabgi has led the national orchestra for Arabic music to perform a concert accompanied with the children’s choir at Cairo Opera House this week.
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