Aida opens Opera season

The upcoming performances of Verdi’s Aida scheduled for four evenings at the Cairo Opera House remind us of the significance … More

Silence of the Lambs

The Pussy Riot controversy follows the classical mould of the struggle for freedom of expression, and unveils a typical authoritarian … More

Beethoven strikes again

On Saturday 16 June, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ahmed El Saedi performed two great works: Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade … More