The Fat Lady has sung: Cairo Opera House closed 'til further notice
Cairo Opera House will remain empty until further notice. (Image: Magella.com)
Cairo Opera House announced it has postponed all of its activities in Egypt’s capital and in the coastal city of Alexandria until further notice.
The suspension extends to all venues operating under the Cairo Opera House.
Postponed summer activities include Opera House Summer Festival scheduled to take place between 15 August and 4 September in Cairo and the 7th Arabic Music Festival scheduled to take place in Alexandria between 15 and 23 August.
The opera house decision comes in response to the current violence that erupted nationwide after the Egyptian police on Wednesday morning attacked two large sit-ins being held by supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi in Greater Cairo.