Fatma Said and Nader Abbassi perform at the Grand Egyptian Museum’s first public event

Fatma Said and Nader Abbassi perform at the Grand Egyptian Museum’s first public event

Master Nader Abbassi
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Award-winning Egyptian soprano Fatma Said and acclaimed conductor Nader Abbassi will perform at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) on January 20, 2023, marking the first public event at the venue.

Organized by RMC Worldwide, doors open at 6pm and the live concert starts at 8pm.

“I am so honored and proud to be the first artist ever to perform at the Grand Egyptian Museum,” Said said in a post on her official Instagram account. “I hope that this could be the start of many cultural and musical events to take place in this beautiful place.”

“I look forward to working with Maestro Nader Abbassi, a conductor I really enjoy working with, and hope we can both bring much joy to our beloved audiences.”

Photo credit: Ticket March

Located on the edge of the Giza Plateau, GEM is the world’s largest archaeological museum dedicated to a single civilization. The date of GEM’s official inauguration has not yet been announced.

Said is the first opera singer to win the Egyptian Innovation Award, among several other awards. She has performed at opera houses and concert halls around the world, including the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, the Wexford Opera in Ireland, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Mozarteum in Salzburg and others.

As the founder, artistic director and principal conductor of the United Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, Abbassi’s compositions are performed by orchestras in France, the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Egypt and Slovenia.

Tickets for the event, which you can find here, cost between EGP 1,500 (USD 61) and EGP 3,500 (USD 142).

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