- Type: Classical Music/Opera
NileGuide Expert Says:
Cairo Opera House is one of Cairo's premier venues for a whole range of arts and culture
NileGuide Expert tip:
When the superstars come to town, Cairo Opera House can get very crowded, so get there early
- Opened in 1988, the Opera House complex is a stunning jewel of postmodernist architecture incorporating Islamic and Pharaonic motifs. There are two opera halls, one of which is strictly jacket-and-tie while the other is a little more laid back. The complex also offers an open-air theatre and an amphitheatre for summer performances. There is always something going on here, usually more than one event per night, so it is advisable to call ahead or check local newspapers for a schedule. International music, ballet and opera troupes perform here throughout the year and tickets cost a fraction of what one would pay to see the same performance elsewhere.
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