Hawass: Lotus, Papyrus Opera Show To Be Displayed in Cairo in July

By Hassan El-Khawaga and Ali Abu Dishesh

CAIRO, Jan. 11 (SEE) – Egypt’s archaeologist Zahi Hawass said that “The Lotus and Papyrus” opera show will be displayed at Cairo Opera House in July this year.

Hawass’s remarks came on the sidelines on a celebration organized by the Egyptian Embassy in Rome in the presence of Egypt’s Ambassador to Italy Hesham Badr.

“The Lotus and Papyrus” is a book, authored by Italian dramatist Francesco Santocono. Hawass wrote its introduction.

“It focuses on Egypt’s fight against the Hyksos, consisting of three parts: the birth of Ahmose, the struggle led by Queen Ankh Hotep, and the betrayal of Set Nakhat, a new character added by Santocono,” Hawass said.

“The play stresses the strength of Egyptian-Italian relations,” Hawass further noted.

He also talked about Tutankhamun opera that he composed with Italian composer Gioseffo Zamboni which is scheduled to be screened at the Grand Egyptian Museum on the occasion of 100th anniversary of Tutankhamun Tomb’s discovery.

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