Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass has announced that Tutankhamun’s opera will be presented on November 5 in front of Queen Hatshepsut’s temple in Luxor for five days.
Hawass added that the celebration that Egypt will organize on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb will be global, and that an international conference and dinner will be held in Luxor to celebrate the centenary.
Hawass made his statements on the sidelines of a lecture he gave under the title “From Tutankhamun to Cleopatra” in Italy.
Earlier, during a big celebration in the Italian city of Pisa, at the Caffein festival, Hawass was honored among 40 globally influential personalities in the field of art, culture, music, cinema, theater and composition.
Hawass was chosen because of his role in raising awareness of archaeological finds and for his efforts in archaeological excavations in the Saqqara and Luxor regions.
The musical composition of Tutankhamun’s opera has been completed, he said, noting that it will be presented for the first time at the Cairo Opera House and the Grand Egyptian Museum and at other antiquities celebrations to come. . The music was developed by an Italian composer whose name will be featured during the opera, he added.