Under the patronage of Chairman of
the Board of Trustees
Mr. Khaled El-Toukhy,
Prof. Ashraf Haider Ghaleb,
Dean of the College of Oral and Dental Surgery
Prof. Hala El-Menoufy
MUST Opera House and the Italian Cultural Institute organized an Opera Aida in its updated version on the evening of Thursday February 16th, 2023, for the first time in Egypt and the World in its updated version.
The magnificent show comes in accordance with the continuous cooperation between the Faculty of Oral and Dental Surgery and the Italian Cultural Institute for the second year, consequently.
The aim of this event is to enrich and present the new generation with this great Opera of Verdi.
The show was conducted by Maestro Elio Orciuolo and directed by 𝗗𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝗥𝗮𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗶 𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗶 accompanied by a selection of artists from Italy and Egypt consisting of 16 members in the Orchestra, Opera singers and Ballet dancers.
In the presence of Prof. Ashraf Haider Ghaleb, the University President; Prof. Sherif Refaat, Vice President of the University; Prof. Hala El-Menoufy, Dean of the College of Oral and Dental Surgery; General Ashraf Fares, Head of the Higher Nasser Military Academy; several deans, professors, teaching sssistants and a large number of students from all the faculties of the university. In addition , there were representatives of the Italian Embassy, the Italian Cultural Institute, the delegation of the European Union in Cairo, representative of the Jordanian Cultural Institute and the Bahranian Cultural Institute, Leaders of the Higher Nasser Military Academy
Opera Aida is a musical drama with a lyrical dialogue. It is a wonderful theatrical piece of art that includes scenes and dance interspersed with musical songs divided into 4 chapters that show the struggle between duty and passion. It narrates the love story between the Abyssinian captive Aida and Rada Mays, the commander of the Egyptian Army who was sentenced to death by the Pharaoh of Egypt after he tried to escape with Aida to Abyssinia.
Opera Aida was presented for the first time in 1871 at the stage of the old Khedive Opera House composed by the famous Italian musician Giuseppe Verdi and presented in Europe for the first time at La Scala Theater in Italy in February 1872