Rehab Omar

Rehab Omar is a distinguished Egyptian singer, who frequently performs at the Cairo Opera House.

In 2007, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the Ain Shams University and is currently pursuing her music studies at the Institute of Arabic Music in Cairo.

At a young age, Rehab was a singer of the Children’s Choir founded by Selim Sahab and had the opportunity to perform in many concerts with his National Arab Music Ensemble. In 2005, she joined the Abdel Halim Nowera Ensemble for Arab Music and performed in numerous festivals and on different stages with them, including those of the Cairo and the Alexandria Opera House. Among these concerts were the monthly Kulthumiat concerts, in which she delighted the audience with the full songs of Umm Kulthum.

Throughout her career, she has regularly performed in private concerts in many Arab and foreign countries, such as Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain. A few of her particularly noteworthy appearances include the Carthage Festival in Tunisia in 2006 with the Heritage Arab Music Ensemble, a concert in memory of Gamal Abdel Nasser in Paris in 2009 and at the International Malouf Festival in Algeria in 2011 with the Qanoon player Saber Abdelsattar.

Furthermore, in 2008 Rehab sang in the operetta Alexander the Great, with which she toured Japan for 23 performances and in 2013 she performed the title role in Sayed Dariwsh’s operetta Sheherazade. This production was performed at the Al-Hanager Theatre in Cairo for 15 nights and was highly praised by the audience, artists and critics.

Among the highlights of 2014, was a series of concerts she performed for the Laylat Ons TV show on the Dubai channel in honour of renowned Arab singers.

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