Question on Cairo Opera House

I heard last night that the Cairo Opera House had dismissed (or tried to) all of its female veiled musicians. Does anyone know more about this? Is this some kind of revenge by Farouq Hosni?
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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.