Saudi National Orchestra Performs at Metropolitan Opera … – OperaWire

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The Saudi National Orchestra performed at the Metropolitan Opera in a private event on Sept. 17, 2023.
The Arab news is reporting that the event was entitled the “Marvels of Saudi Orchestra” and was a collaborative effort between the Saudi Theater and Performing Arts Commission, the Saudi Music Commission, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Kingdom’s Ministry of Culture.
The Met’s General Manager Peter Gelb was in attendance and gave a few words prior to the performance. He said, “Art has the possibility of triumphing over adversity.”
The concert, which saw the orchestra and soloists perform a wide variety of music in the East and West, marks the U.S. debut of the Saudi National Orchestra.
You can watch excerpts from the concert on the official Twitter page.
بصوت أوبرالي مدهش وأداء ساحر 🤩
“ريماز عقبي” مغنية الأوبرا السعودية تتألق في حفل #روائع_الأوركسترا_السعودية#وزارة_الثقافة#الفعاليات_الثقافية
— الفعاليات الثقافية (@MoC_Engage) September 18, 2023

By Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelishvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla.
He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor’s in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.
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