El-Manasterly Palace - Press photo
CAIRO - 10 November 2019: Fathi Abdel Wahab and maestro Hisham Gabr will hold a press conference on Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. at El-Manasterly Palace to announce the inauguration of the International Center of Arts.
The idea of establishing the center as well as its objectives and the program of the first season will be announced during the press conference. The press conference will be followed by the center's first concert where soprano Amira Selim accompanied by pianist Pascal Rosset will perform.
Selim was born into an artistic family. She is the daughter of pianist Marcel Matta and plastic artist Ahmed Fouad Salim. After studying at the Conservatory, she received a grant from the French government to study with soprano Caroline Dumas at the School of Arts in Paris. Selim participated in many works in Egypt, in addition to playing many notable roles in Italy.
Director of the choir at the Egyptian Opera House Pascal Rosset will accompany Selim on her piano. Rosset completed her studies in the Conservatoire Régionale de Boulogne and Ecole Normale de Musique in the French capital of Paris, in addition to the National Music Institute in Lyon, France. The French pianist worked under the supervision of orchestra leaders from around the world.
The concert’s program includes Romeo and Juliet's "I Want to Live" operetta by Charles Gounod, “A Mid-Summer Night's Dream” operetta by Thomas Lambros, and “Faust” operetta by Charles Gounod, among others.