DUBAI: Although more than four decades have passed since Umm Kulthum died at her Cairo home, the Egyptian actress and singer will appear on stage at Dubai Opera on Thursday and Friday in a hologram live performance.
The shows means fans have another chance to see her on stage, with her first hologram concert having taken place in Saudi Arabia in January this year at the Winter in Tantora festival in Al-Ula.
Dubai Opera said that her granddaughter and “Arabs Got Talent” contestant Sana’a Nabil would also perform.
Kulthum was one of the greatest performers ever to emerge from the Arab world and was known as the “Star of the Orient” and the grand dame of Arab singing.
Her 40-year career included starring in musical films during the golden age of Egyptian cinema, and her monthly concerts broadcast from Cairo attracted huge audiences.
A 20-piece live orchestra will accompany Kulthum’s concerts.