The Silk Road Concert

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The Silk Road Concert

Post by Chris »

I was given an invitation to The Silk Road Concert, followed by a gala dinner, last night at Luxor Temple.

The programme said that Opening Speeches would be made at 7.30pm and the concert would commence at 7.45pm

We waited and waited for the Governor and other Dignatories who eventually took their seats at 9.45pm. The Governor opened the speeches with not one word of apology about the late start. After the speeches the Concert commenced at 10pm and finished at 11.15pm

The Gala Dinner stated at 11.30pm!! Typical of Egyptian organisation

However I have to say that the Cairo Symphony Orchestra and the opera stars, Fatma Said (soprano), Huling Zhu(mezzosoprano), Nataliya Tymchenko(soprano) and Vladimir Galouzine (tenor) were absolutely brilliant and were worth waiting for. Such a shame that the Dignatories kept them waiting so long.

Also such a shame that the local people were not allowed to watch or listen from outside the Temple grounds.

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Re: The Silk Road Concert

Post by carrie »

Well glad to hear that you thought it worth the wait Chris.

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