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'Cleopatra Ballet' to be performed in Cairo Opera House starting Oct. 15

Mon, Oct. 14, 2019
CAIRO - 14 October 2019: "Cleopatra Ballet" will be presented on Oct. 15 at the Cairo Opera House and will be performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Team accompanied by the Opera’s Orchestra led by Maestro Mohamed Saad Pasha.

The performances will run for 4 nights until Oct. 19 at the Grand Theater as part of the plan to enrich the field of serious arts in Egypt.

The ballet operetta revolves around the historical story of Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt, and her marriage to Mark Antonio, who shared the rule of the Roman Empire with Octavius after the murder of Julius Caesar.

Octavius declares war against Cleopatra and Mark Antonio and defeats them in the naval battle of Actium.

It is noteworthy that the Cairo Opera Ballet Team was founded in 1966 and was affiliated to the Higher Institute of Ballet. They first performed in the same year. Since 1972, the Cairo Opera Ballet Team started performing in countries including Russia, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Germany, France and Tunisia. It officially became one of the Opera teams in 1991.

The team’s repertoire includes some of the world-famous plays, including “Romeo and Juliet”, “Swan Lake”, “Hamlet”, “Cinderella”, among others.

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