Renowned musician Omar Khairat will perform a concert at the Grand Theater of the Cairo Opera House, on January 17 and 18.
The veteran composer is the founder and conductor of the Omar Khairat Band.
In 1959, Khairat joined the Cairo Conservatoire, which is regarded as the premier music conservatory in Egypt.He studied piano and musical theory with Italian Maestro Vincenzo Carro.
After graduating, he continued his studies at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in England.
Khairat was born in Cairo and raised in a family of musicians. His uncle, Abou-Bakr Khairat, is a great Egyptian composer of classical music. Abou-Bakr Khairat was the founder of the Conservatoire Institute. Additionally, his grandfather Mahmoud Khairat was a musician, poet, and painter.
His compositions were featured in various, well-known movies and TV shows.
Khairat, whose music is said to bridge the divide between contemporary Egyptian and Western genres, has composed a number of memorable works, including “Al-Khawaga Abdel-Qader” (Foreigner Abdel-Qader), “Enta al-Masry” (You are the Egyptian), al-Bakheel w Ana” (The Scrooge and I), “Dameer Abla Hekmat” (The Conscience of Miss Hekmat, “Eleqaa al-Thany” (the second meeting), “100 Sana Cinema”(100 years of cinema), “Qadeyet Amm Ahmed” (Uncle Ahmed’s Case), “Zy Ma Heya Hebaha” (As It Is, Love It), “Fiha Haga Helwa” (It Has Something Sweet).
Tickets for the Cairo Opera House event are currently available for online booking.