Michal Dvořák’s Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors is the first of many such events Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority plans to host in the emirate.
Taking musical performances to new heights, Jebel Jais, the UAE’s tallest peak, hosted the highest concert in the country this Friday, with 1,200 VIPS, UAE residents and visitors ascending Ras Al Khaimah’s famed mountain top for the global sensation, Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors.
Classical music in the Al Hajar Mountains
Devised by award-winning Czech musician and film composer, Michal Dvořák, the sold-out performance fused the Baroque masterpieces and compositions of Antonio Vivaldi with 3D visual effects and light shows, propelled by contemporary energy. The first in a series of similar events organized by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority’s (RAKTDA), guests enjoyed sunset drinks before being enthralled by the unique and dazzling live performance set at 1,600 metres above sea level.
Mix of history and culture
“The sold-out event indicates that people in the UAE and outside have an appetite for these kind of events in the unique setting of Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest peak,” commented Haitham Mattar, CEO of RAKTDA.
“This is the first of many such events to come to Jebel Jais. We chose Vivaldianno because it has a compelling story, steeped in history. We intend to bring events that resonate with deep history and culture – as that is one of the key pillars of our destination brand.” The dazzling live performance was attended by His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and other dignitaries.
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