GRAND MILLENNIUM DUBAI TO HOST A GRAND OPERA EVENING
Prestigious European touring group will hit the high notes in the sumptuous 20th floor environs of the Thuraya Ballroom
A grand gourmet evening, a grand venue and a grand performance are promised by management at the Grand Millennium Dubai which is to host an opera gala on October 28 with a performance by the European Chamber Opera (ECHO) under the direction of artistic director, Stefan Paul Sanchez. Chocoa and Al Habtoor Leighton are the main sponsors of the event while the support sponsors are Aggreko, Royal Gass and Jonson Diversy.
One of Europe’s most reputed touring opera production companies, ECHO has nearly two decades of experience bringing the drama and vocal perfection of opera to new audiences in the US, Europe, the Far East and Middle East, operating under the patronage of famed Spanish soprano, Montserrat Caballe.
Artistic director, Stefan Paul Sanchez trained as a singer and pianist at the Royal Academy of Music in London and was principle baritone for New Sadlers Wells Theatre prior to founding of ECHO in 1991, since when he was made associate of the Royal Academy in recognition of services to music.
His aim was give top stars of tomorrow vital experience in new environments, stressing dinner opera as a key staple of ECHO’s programme, where productions from the company’s principal repertoire have been specially redesigned for the more intimate surroundings of a grand hotel ballroom.
According to hotel general manager, Peter Mansourian, the experience is one that will assail all the senses, combining gourmet cuisine with the delights of a professional opera performance drawn from the greats of the 18th and 19th century.
“The invitation only event will be a grand affair, one we are sure will delight our guests and clients,” he said. “The Al Thuraya venue on the 20th floor offers a stunning setting, starting with panoramic views during cocktails and then moving on to a sumptuous ballroom showcase that is entirely complementary to the evening’s entertainment.”
Part of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs Currently the Centre serves 265 children.
Located near the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, the hub for business and retail opportunities, the Grand Millennium Dubai is equally convenient for beach, golf and city, just 20 minutes’ from the international airport and adjacent to the Dubai Metro.
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