WAFI’s ‘Opera in the Park’ is returning, featuring John Innes who will once again be performing spectacular arias and a popular montage from the world of opera, Broadway and big band swing. He will be accompanied by the highly regarded Baritone singer James Schouten and British/Iranian Soprano, Honey Rouhani, performing live on the picturesque rooftop gardens of WAFI on Friday 20th October 2017.
John Innes recent sell out concerts include The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow whereby he was accompanied by The Scottish Festival Orchestra and Chorus, following his successful national concert tour.
Baritone James Schouten trained originally as a violinist, changing his focus later in his career to preside as a classical singer on the opera circuit, performing in various roles including: Schaunard (La Bohème, Opera Gold, 2011), Demetrius (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Opera Gold, 2013. James has also been performing and writing in London as a rock and jazz musician since 2008. He is involved with several rock and cross-over projects as orchestrator, musical director and performer.
British/Iranian Soprano Honey Rouhani, recently made her debut with the Dulwich Opera Company in the production of Puccini’s La Boheme. Honey started her musical journey at the age of six, mastering the piano under the careful eye of her father, the famous composer, Mehran Rouhani.
Tickets to Opera in the Park are priced at only AED 225 per person, and are inclusive of a quintessential picnic basket per couple, featuring delicious Scottish smoked salmon, Atlantic prawn cocktail and gourmet salads, served with artisan breads, vintage cheese, farmhouse sandwiches & homemade chutney, followed by chocolate mousse cake, plus a complimentary welcome beverage per person.
“Join us for another unforgettable night of Opera in the Park and witness the electrifying performance of the opera singers performing a mix of contemporary and classic hits”, said Mariano Andres, Pyramids restaurants GM.
The performance on 20th October starts at 8pm, and advance bookings are recommended. Pre-payment is required for all reservations. For further details please call Kristina on 04 324-4100 or visit www.pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com.