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Celebrating opera with Opera Star —International Opera Awards at the Expo 2020 Dubai

Amidst all varied events and gala shows, the Expo 2020 Dubai is also about to see the best of opera as the world fair’s in-house Millennium Theatre will host the Opera Star —International Opera Awards.

Taking place on December 29, the best of opera will be celebrated at Expo 2020 Dubai at the gala event that is in collaboration with the Italy Pavilion and under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth.

The event will feature musical performances by Emirati artists like pop star Hussain Al Jassmi, soprano and cellist Fatima Al Hashmi and ballerina Alia Al Neyadi. The recitals will be accompanied by the Emirates Symphonic Orchestra under the baton of Italian conductor Jacopo Sipari.

The expo proclaimed ‘Oscars of Opera’ will be co-hosted by Lebanese-Armenian pianist Guy Manoukian and is a part of the growing music programme at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The ceremony is going to have all features of opera production with awards categories ranging from best tenor to best set designer. To enhance the art form’s stature in both culture and education, the ceremony will cover all the aspects.

As the opening ceremony saw Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and UK pop star Ellie Goulding, the six-month event will also feature a diverse array of performances representing its multicultural nature.

For instance, the German Pavilion will showcase a band of robots playing the works of Beethoven, while the much talked about Al Firdaus Orchestra will feature regularly through the Expo performing works by Indian composer AR Rahman.

Cover Image: Italy Expo 2020 | Twitter

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