The Royal Opera House of Muscat, in collaboration with the Pavarotti Foundation, decided to pay a great tribute to the memory of the Maestro on the 10th anniversary of his death.
The Homage to Luciano Pavarotti opened with a big Gala concert where huge artists performed, such as Fiorenza Cedolins, Sumi Jo, Marcello Giordani and Francesco Meli.
The concert was also part of a wider initiative that also included an exhibition in the ROHM Foyer dedicated to the great tenor with costumes, the famous Hermes scarves, awards and personal items.
“I think a life spent in music is a life spent beautifully. And this is what I dedicated my life to“. With this quote from the Maestro on the maxi-screen of the concert hall the evening began, with the opera house packed by an enthusiastic audience since the first notes.
The Orchestra of the Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo accompanied great interpreters of the international opera scene in the arias made famous by Pavarotti. On the stage, adorned with red and white flowers and green leaves (the three colours symbolizing the Omani flag) the tenor Francesco Meli came first and immediately received warm applause from the audience. The perfect voice of Fiorenza Cedolins was also applauded enthusiastically, she was then followed by her colleague Sumi Jo, the soprano lent to the cinema. Scenic and powerful Marcello Giordani, touching in “Non ti scordar di me” under the smiling face of the great tenor on the screen.
The singers supported by the Pavarotti Foundation have enchanted the house, too, performing with great enthusiasm and emotion. They were Ivan Ayon Rivas, Claudia Sasso, Ana Victoria Pitts, Daniele Terenzi.
Perfect, in the role of conductor, Maestro Fabrizio Maria Carminati.
photo: Khalid AlBusaidi, ROHM