Was Cairo’s Grand Opera House a Tool of Cultural Imperialism?

Verdi’s Aida premiered at the Khedivial Opera House, Cairo, to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal. / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Adam Mestyan / 04.25.2018 Assistant Professor of History Duke University The new Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman and the brand new Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi revive vital questions. Are these new institutions instruments[…]