Plácido Domingo to headline Dresden Opera Ball – News
The legendary Spanish tenor returns to the city on November 15 with soprano Marina Rebeka and a medley of acclaimed musicians
The Spaniard Plácido Domingo, an integral part of the Three Tenors, a lyrical singing group of the 1990s and the beginning of the new millennium composed of his compatriot José Carreras and the Italian Luciano Pavarotti until the latter’s death in 2007, will perform at the inaugural Dresden Opera Ball at Dubai Opera on November 15.
Previously, Domingo, considered the “King of Opera”, thrilled the crowd at the inauguration of the Dubai Opera in 2016.
In addition to Domingo, the gala and awards ceremony will feature soprano Marina Rebeka, conductor Anton Lubchenko, jazz saxophonist Igor Butman, bassist Roman Lyulkin and the European Chamber Orchestra of Peace from Dresden.
Around 30 European debutant couples will also perform a choreographed dance presentation as part of the extravaganza, in keeping with glorious tradition, where ladies in dramatic dresses and gents in elegant tuxedos will take over the stage.
The glamorous event is presented by M Premiere, which is founded by Evgeniy Morozov, a classical violinist turned impressionist and veteran resident of Dubai more than 15 years ago, and Opernball Dresden, the largest classical entertainment event in the German-speaking world which made its debut. in 2006 in Dresden, Germany.
Hans Joachim Frey, general manager of the Dresden Opera Ball, discusses the importance of the event. “The main message is to establish an international cultural bridge between Germany, the Arab world, the United Arab Emirates and the European world. Culture brings people together and Dubai is a center for that and we are very happy to be here,” he says.
Frey says the Dresden Opera Ball is inspired by the spectacular and historic Vienna Opera Ball, which was first held in 1877. It is also associated with Moscow’s iconic Bolshoi Theater in as advisor to the Director of International Relations. “Several young singers from the Bolshoi Theater will perform at the Dresden Opera Ball,” he adds.
Morozov, who organizes the international music festival PaRus every year – the sixth edition will be held at the Burj Arab hotel from November 1 to 6 – insisted on insuring the shows, regardless of the premium. “It helps insure the future against potential losses and trade flops,” he says.
Dresden Opera Ball is an ode to the unifying power of Dubai that creates a natural platform for an event, which seeks to connect cultural and artistic icons from the European and Arab worlds.
Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the United Arab Emirates, is among the dignitaries expected to grace the occasion.
Hikmat Al Kaitoob, an international businesswoman and global philanthropist, has been named the official representative for the evening’s festivities.
Leading broadcaster and author Riz Khan will moderate the talks, which will be moderated by former Miss Universe Oksana Fedorova.