Why did Shireen cry at the Opera House?
On the same stage that she has stood on for a number of times before when she was a young girl singing behind a famous singer aiming for fame and stardom, Egyptian singer Shireen Abd Al Wahab got up on stage at the Opera House for the first time as a famous and well-known singer.
Shireen has become a glamorous singer and seemed very calm as fans interacted and sang along with her. She was wearing a simple black yet very glamorous dress. Shireen stood on stage very sure of herself smiling to her fans as she started singing her first song “Ala Bali”. She said to her fans that she got really tired because of her pregnancy from finding the right dress that fits her for the occasion. She got the fans attention and they soon forgave her for being half an hour late. She started singing her famous song “Ma Bitfrahsh” (Don’t Be Happy), which is written by Hani Abed Al Karim and composed by Walid Saed.
She then sang “Kont Tsibni” (You Were Going to Leave Me), which was written by the person who discovered her and introduced her to the music world her former producer and business manager, Naser Mahros and composed by Walid Saed also.
According to the London daily Elaph, after performing three of her songs, she started singing for the late great legend Abed Al Halim Hafeiz “Mawood” (Promised). She also sang for the famous Egyptian singer/actress Shadyah “Sit Al Habayeb” (Loved One) and as soon as she started singing she started choking on the words and went into tears and started crying. At first she couldn’t sing, but the fans started cheering for her and finished the song.
As soon as she started singing again she went in tears once again and it was hard for her to finish the song, she then turned to the audience and told them ‘if this is how I feel and the baby is not here yet what will I do when the baby comes’. All the audience started cheering her on and clapping very hard for her.
She then started singing for the late legend Umm Kalthoum “Amal Hayati” (My Hope in Life), then a song for the late singer Thikra “Mish Kol El Hob” (Not All This Love). She ended her performance by singing one of her own songs “Jorh Tani” (Anther Wound) written by Naser Mahros and composed by the late composer Riyad Al Hamshari.