The Egyptian archaeologist and Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, incidentally a former Minister of State for Antiquities, has just completed the script for an opera about the life of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
The launch of the show is scheduled for the opening of the Great Egyptian Museum in Cairo in 2020 and will focus on major milestones in the life of the pharaoh, such as the death of his father Akhenaten, his ascension to the throne, and his murder by Queen Nefertiti after she discovered that none of his six granddaughters could be Egypt’s leader.
The distribution is already known. The famous stars of the Opera Susanna and Roberto will perform the roles of Nefertiti and the priest respectively. The script is written in collaboration with the Italian author Francesco Santocono and composed by the musician Zamboni. The famous singer Plácido Doming will also participate in the show.
More ideas in the ideas
As Hawass explained at the launch of the exhibition “Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” at the London Saatchi Gallery: “After our visit at the inauguration, it would be nice to show it also in the Western Valley of the Kings in 2022“, which will mark the centenary of the discovery of King Toutan’s tomb by the late Egyptologist Howard Carter. The scriptwriter already has projects in his head…