Umm Kulthum Musical
Proof of Vaccination is not required for this performance
Bilingual dialogue – English/ Arabic
Umm Kulthum & The Golden Era
A Musical Tribute
3 – 5 May
This musical play and tribute tell the story of a woman who has made it on her own in a man's world, constantly rising against the tides, transforming her music, image and style to become a legend: Umm Kulthum, star of the Orient.
Umm Kulthum & The Golden Era will take you through a musical journey of her early years from the 1920s up to the 1970s, where she performed her grand concert at L'Olympia Theatre in Paris. A live orchestra and singers will perform this show to adapt to her early and later years. Songs including Ghanili, Alf Laylah, Serat el Hob, Hob Eyh and many more of her top hits will be performed live.
Egyptian Delta, the turn of the century. In Tammay al Zahayera, the village imam takes his daughter to sing in a ‘mawlid’ festival, where she wows the crowd with her voice. As she gets older, he dresses her up as a Bedouin boy for performances before taking her to Cairo to develop her career, where she is surrounded by great composers, intellectuals, musicians and thinkers of Egypt's golden age. There she meets poet Ahmed Rami, a Sorbonne graduate, and a love affair begins.
Beloved by all and belonging to no one, admirers of Umm Kulthum have won her love and praise with their attention and songwriting. Her songs about love and longing express the many forms that love can take, its pain and complications.
Concept & Story
Musical Direction by
Sanaa Nabil, Great Grandniece of Umm Kulthum.
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- Approximately 2.5 hours with intermission
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Latecomers may only be admitted at a suitable pause.
Any use of mobile phones, cameras and other electronic devices inside the auditorium is strictly prohibited.
The Opera Cafe opens two hours before the performance.