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Peruvian opera tenor Juan Diego Flórez to open Abu Dhabi Festival 2023


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Under the honorary patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Founding Honorary Patron, the 20th special edition of Abu Dhabi The festival will begin on March 1, 2023 at the Emirates Palace with the performance of the renowned Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez. Hosted by the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation and themed ‘The Will to Evolve’, the main event is scheduled for the first three weeks of March, featuring some of the world’s most famous performers and musicians.

Juan Diego Flórez, widely acclaimed for his mastery of the high register, will be accompanied by an orchestra in a spectacular performance of operatic arias and Latin American songs. The operatic tenor will join some of his most famous colleagues in a spectacular gala concert to celebrate the 20th anniversary special edition of the Abu Dhabi Music Festival.

The Peruvian opera star will perform a captivating repertoire of opera arias in the first part of the concert, accompanied by Italian pianist Vincenzo Scalera. Flórez dedicated the second half of the concert program to popular Latin American music from Peru, Mexico, Venezuela and Argentina. Accompanied by an instrumental ensemble of piano, guitar, trumpet and percussion conducted by Jonathan Bolívar, the renowned tenor’s stirring performance featured a beautiful song repertoire that transported him to the world The famous bel canto was adapted into music close to his heart.

juan diego flores and friends

  • date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • time: Doors open at 7pm
  • site: Emirates Palace Auditorium, Emirates Palace
  • Dress code: formal
  • Tickets can be booked here From AED 75

The Abu Dhabi Festival 2023 is being held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, Assistant to the Chairperson of the Emirates Red Crescent Women’s Authority and Chairperson of the Higher Committee for Ataya Initiatives. The festival is also supported by its main partner, Mubadala.

Abu Dhabi Music Festival 2023 will present exclusive commissions and productions, as well as local, regional and global premieres, in addition to a host of world-class events including music tours, panels and workshops. For more information on the Abu Dhabi Festival program and ticket booking details, visit abudhabifestival.ae/programme-2023/


About Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF):

Established in 1996, the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) is one of the oldest cultural foundations in the Gulf region and the Arab world. ADMAF supports the sustainability and creativity of the cultural industries and enriches Abu Dhabi’s status as a cultural beacon by offering a wide range of initiatives, often in partnership with leading national and international institutions, including Abu Dhabi Festival and a number of youth and social programs and platform to support creative talent in the UAE and abroad. For more information please: www.admaf.org

About Abu Dhabi Festival

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan bin Mohamed Al Nahyan

Founded in 2004, Abu Dhabi Festival was generously sponsored by President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan from 2007 to 2011. Minister of Information and Culture at the time (currently UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation).

Abu Dhabi Festival is the festival of ‘Bilad Al Khayr’, the Blessed Land, the Land of Zayed, and embraces the values ​​of dialogue, tolerance, respect and peace. The annual festival commissions, produces, preserves and showcases the greatest works of music and art to create rich cultural experiences in the UAE and beyond, as part of its commitment to building and sustaining the nation’s creative economy.

For more information, please visit www.abudhabifestival.ae

About Mubadala

Mubadala Investment Company is a sovereign investor managing a global portfolio to generate sustainable financial returns for the Government of Abu Dhabi.

Mubadala’s US$284 billion (AED1,045 billion) portfolio spans six continents, across multiple industries and asset classes. We leverage deep industry expertise and long-term partnerships to drive sustainable growth and profits, while supporting the continued diversification and global integration of the United Arab Emirates economy.

For more information on Mubadala Investments, please visit: www.mubadala.com


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