I hope you can feel my joy? Most of the culture happens in Abu Dhabi so when we get any kind of production (I'll take anything!): theatre, stand-up, ballet, opera, concert... I am in! Therefore on Thursday 10th October, you will find me at the Raffles Hotel in Wafi City where I will be attending Montegrappa's gala dinner in honour of Verdi bicentennial. The Italian luxury writing instruments will be teaming up with the Emirates Opera Projects, and Mohamad Hammami and Martyn Bagnall' Al Sharq Orchestra to perform Verdi's most famous operas such as " La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto, "Libiamo ne' lieti calici" from La Traviata, "Grand march" from Aida... The last time I listened to a live opera was 2 years ago in the UK, courtesy of Glyndebourne (remember this post?), and I was totally enchanted, I cannot wait for this promising evening.
If you are feeling musical and want to join, visit http://www.montegrappa.me/verdi/