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Praxa or the Women’s Parliament

Praxa or the Women’s Parliament is the first Egyptian and “Broadway” style musical performed in Arabic.

March 2012
Royal Opera House Muscat

The musical has been produced by Teatro Company with the script written by director Nader Saleh El Din and the music by the Egyptian composer and conductor Hisham Gabr.

The original Arabic musical is based on a play written by Egyptian writer Tawfiq El-Hakim, inspired by the Ancient Greek classic comedy Ecclesiazusae (Assembly Women) written by Aristophanes in 390 BC. Praxa was premiered in July 2009 at the Cairo Opera House Main Hall.

The Astana Philharmonic Orchestra performed the music of Praxa at the Royal Opera House Muscat in March 2012. The orchestra was founded in 1999 by Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Abzal Mukhitdinov. With 85 musicians, the orchestra has performed more than three hundreds concerts in Astana city and toured throughout Kazakhstan as well as Russia, Greece and Germany. The orchestra performs a wide range of Kazakh symphonic music as well as a broad spectrum of classical heritage.

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