The mountain’s alive with the sound of Vivaldi
Taking musical performances to new heights, Jebel Jais, the UAE’s tallest peak, will host the highest concert in the country this October, when the global sensation Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors descends on the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah.
Go for Baroque
Devised by award-winning Czech musician and film composer, Michal Dvořák, Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors fuses the Baroque masterpieces and compositions of Antonio Vivaldi with 3D visual effects and light shows, propelled by contemporary energy.
The one-off event, taking place on October 27, 2017, is part of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority’s (RAKTDA) goal of developing lifestyle entertainment across the emirate. The unique event, set at 1,600 metres above sea level, will be a dazzling live performance and held under the patronage of Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.
“We strive to push the boundaries in our efforts to enhance Ras Al Khaimah’s visitor experience and this latest event is not only a first for the UAE, it will also provide genuine sensory overload at one of the emirate’s most iconic landmarks,” said Haitham Mattar, CEO, RAKTDA.
Classical meets contemporary
Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors will assemble a large orchestra to cover classical and art-rock instrumentation on a specially constructed mountain stage.
Featuring large-format projections in front of and behind the performance areas, the show will boast a complex and sophisticated light design, utilising cutting-edge technologies to create an unequalled 3D musical experience.
The cast of renowned musicians from all over the world will be supported by complex imagery and choreography, breathing new life and colour into masterpieces, including The Four Seasons.
“We are retaining the original score while adding modern instruments the way Antonio [Vivaldi] himself might have included them. The show strives to enforce and emphasise the original music in a contemporary means of expression,” Dvořák noted.