Russia and Egypt went to the Opera
Vladimir Putin, who arrived in Egypt on 9 February, together with Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited the Cairo Opera. For the head of the Russian state was prepared concert, where he performed excerpts from symphonies by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich, classic Oriental dance.
Early intervention was opening fanfare of the 4 parts of the Symphony number 1 Sergei Rachmaninoff. After the artists have performed festive Overture Shostakovich, "Arise, Russian people" and "the Entrance of Alexander into Pskov" from Sergei Prokofiev's cantata Alexander Nevsky, and the 4th act of the ballet "Swan lake", reports TASS.
The Opera, in which the concert took place, is the main historical value. It was erected in honor of the opening of the Suez canal in 1869. Directly here was held the first Opera production of Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida", written for his scenes. The scene of the triumph of this work among other things was a gala-concert. In 1971, the theatre burned to the ground. Renovated in 1988 with the participation of Japanese professionals. This time is considered the main cultural center of Egypt and the Middle East.
The main program of the visit of the President of Russia is planned for February 10. Putin will hold talks with Egyptian authorities at the highest level in the narrow part of and with the participation of Ministers and adherents of the business community. In addition to this scheduled meeting of the Russian favorite with the Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, Theodoros II.
Version Putin, Russia sees great prospects in our relations with Egypt. Namely, the development of high technologies in the areas of nuclear energy, space exploration and the sharing of the Russian satellite navigation system GLONASS. In addition, the state is ready to move to settlements in national currencies.