“Opera Star” International Opera Awards

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“Opera Star” International Opera Awards

The Millennium Theatre at Expo 2020 Dubai will be the extraordinary stage for the eighth edition of the  Opera Star” – International Opera Awards, an event dedicated to opera music and its high cultural value. The partnership with the Italy Pavilion is in line with the multicultural spirit of the Universal Expo which aims to lay the grounds for planning the future presence of the greatest Italian singers on the playbill of the Dubai Opera.

The Special Golden Opera Awards for Lifetime Achievement will be conferred to soprano Amarilli Nizza and tenor Nicola Martinucci, the Special Golden Opera Prize for the New Generation will be awarded to orchestra conductor Jacopo Sipari di Pescasseroli and mezzosoprano Teresa Iervolino, and the Golden Opera Award for Italian Excellence will be given to theatre director Franco Dragone. The evening will be presented by Benedetta Paravia and Guy Manoukian.

The gala will be dedicated to the memory of Maestro Luciano Pavarotti and will be co-organized by the Fondazione Verona per L’Arena and Finservice Fz Llc and promoted by the Confederazione Italiana Associazioni e Fondazioni per La Musica Lirica e Sinfonica. The “Opera Star” – International Opera Awards were inspired by an idea of Alfredo Troisi to promote and contribute to relaunching opera music and the opera: a discipline of lifestyle and culture and a school of commitment, learning and dedication.