Mariinsky Theatre - Reuters
CAIRO – 7 May 2018: AUR Capital managed to secure an agreement with the Russian Mariinsky Theatre to host a concert on June 18 for the Egyptian virtuoso musician Omar Khairat celebrating the Egyptian National Football team’s participation in the World Cup after 27 years of absence.
The Mariinsky Theatre is a historic Russian masterpiece of architecture, located in the cultural city of Saint Petersburg, opened in 1860. The Theatre was home for several iconic plays written by Russian literature giants such as, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. The historic cultural establishment is a home of opera and ballet.
Guests take their seats for a "pre-premiere" performance, put on for veterans, senior employees of the theater and other special guests, in the new Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, May 1, 2013 – Reuters
The Theatre hosts the annual Russian National day celebrations, along with prestigious symphonies and orchestras. It accommodates 1300 people.
Mariinsky Theatre -Reuters
Ashraf Salman, the former Minister of Investment and the current chairman of AUR Capital Company, told Egypt Today that the concert is set to hit several goals, on the top of them presenting respectable image of Egypt through one of its most talented musician. Salman added that Omar Khairat was chosen for his global reputation as a magnificent musician.
Main auditorium of the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint-Petersburg, Russia – Reuters
“Mariinsky theatre was picked to host the expected concert for its worldwide fame, it is considered as one of the three most important theatres in the International cultural field,” said Salman. The ex-minister added that the Theatre’s reputation will draw a multinational audience to Khairat’s concert.
The AUR Capital’s chairman said that the tickets marketing process will be handled by International agencies such as Ticketsmarche.
“The Concert will be equipped by technological gimmicks and interactive screens to introduce Egypt’s sights to the audience in a fascinating method,” Fayez Abaza, Martech Company managing director told Egypt Today.
Salman praised the Khairat’s approval to perform in Russia, noting that the Egyptian musician’s performance will reflect positively on the Tourism links between Egypt and Russia.
Swan Lake at the Mariinsky Theatre – photo via Wikimedia commons