Renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass said that his “Tutankhamun” opera will be staged at Cairo Opera House on October 17.
Regarding the reasons behind composing this work, Hawass explained that he composed this opera as “Aida” was created 148 years ago, so there is a necessity to create a new one on the occasions of the 100th anniversary of unearthing Tutankhamun’s tomb, and the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM).
Next, he revealed that the most important scenes of his opera are the scene of Akhenaten’s death, Nefertiti’s crowning, Tutankamun’s crowning and the conspiracy of killing Tutankhamun by the king of Kush and its failure by Horemheb.
Another important scenes include the victory of Tutankhamun’s victory over the king of Kush.
Contributed by: Rana Atef