Egyptian archaeologist, Egyptologist, and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, Dr. Zahi Hawass has completed the script for King Tutankhamun Opera. The grand show will premiere during the opening of Cairo’s Grand Egyptian Museum in 2020 and will explore some headliners like the demise of Tutankhamun’s dad Akhenaten, his ascension to the throne, and his endeavored homicide by Queen Nefertiti after finding that none of her six little girls could be the ruler of Egypt.
The Opera will feature famous Opera stars, Susanna and Roberto who will play the role of Nefertiti, and the priest respectively. The script is written in cooperation with Italian author Francesco Santocono and composed by musician Zamboni. Famous singer Plácido Doming will also be taking part in the performance.
Dr. Hawass spoke at the launch of his new exhibition “Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharoah” at London Saatchi Gallery where he disclosed, “I wrote the opera and we offered it to the museum for the opening, and they agreed.” He added that it would be “nice to stage it also in the West Valley of the Kings in 2022,” which marks the centennial anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb by the late Egyptologist Howard Carter.
The exhibition at Saatchi incorporates 150 ancient artifacts from the accumulations of the king Tut, including ushabti statues, wooden boxes, canopic pots, a Ka statue, and alabaster pots.
During an interview with Italia 1 Chanel, Dr. Zahi Hawass revealed that DNA tests will reveal a lot of information about the death of King Tut and that he will announce to the whole world in 2020 how the golden king actually died.