MAGIC will be in the air as the Bangkok’s 20th International Festival of Dance & Music returns to the Thailand Cultural Centre in September as world’s leading magicians and illusionists take to the stage for “The Magnificent Seven”. Put together by the International Magicians Society of New York, the two performances on September 19 and 20 promise to take the audience into a never-before-experienced fantasy world with astonishing acts designed to thrill both the children and the adults. Double Fantasy The Magnificent Seven are Peter Gossamer and Rocco Silano from the US, Raul Alegria from Spain, Double Fantasy – Vitaliy and Helena Gorbachevsk – who hail from Ukraine, Pole Vlad Kryvonogov, Germany’s Sos and Victoria, and Ariann Black from Canada. The show is produced and directed by Tony Hassini, the founder of the International Magicians Society who is often referred to as a walking encyclopaedia of magic. Helping create the … [Read more...] about Now you see it ….
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CELEBRATING ITS 20th anniversary this year, Bangkok’s Festival of Dance and Music is presenting some of the world’s leading opera singers in a masterful performance of “Carmen” by Teatro di San Carlo from Naples, conducted by the celebrated Zubin Mehta. Scheduled for September 12 and 14 at the Thailand Cultural Centre, this passionate rendering of Georges Bizet’s much-loved classic stars tenors Saimir Pirgu and Carlo Bosi, mezzo sopranos Veronica Simeoni and Giuseppina Bridelli, sopranos Jessica Nuccio and Sandra Pastrana and baritones Vito Priante, Fabio Previati, Roberto Accurso and Gianfranco Montresor. Zubin Mehta These are voices that ring out regularly in Milan’s La Scala, the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden, New York’s Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall, as well as Teatro dell’ Opera in Rome and the Paris Opera. Essaying the fiery and passionate femme fatale Carmen is mezzo soprano Veronica Simeoni. A … [Read more...] about Make a date with ‘Carmen’
The annual Bangkok’s International Festival of Dance & Music turns 20 this year and for the organisers as well as the fans, that means a programme like no other. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, two legends from the world of music – San Carlo Opera from Naples and multiawarded conductor Zubin Mehta – are offering a veritable feast to festival-goer over four nights, two of them devoted to opera, and two to symphony concerts. These four performances will mark the grand opening of the five-week long festival, which is scheduled from September 12 to October 18 at the Thailand Cultural Centre. The opera “Carmen” is first up, with performances on September 12 and 14 by the San Carlo Opera, accompanied by the San Carlo Orchestra conducted by Mehta. On September 13 and 15, the San Carlo Symphony Orchestra will take centre stage with symphony concerts, again conducted by maestro Mehta. The city of Naples, famous for its … [Read more...] about Meeting of minds
IT’S RAISED an impressive Bt87.5 million to support the education of underprivileged kids over the last eight years and Gourmet One, organiser of the ninth edition of the Bangkok Chefs Charity dinner, will be hoping to nose that figure past the Bt100 million mark when it brings the high-profile event back to the Royal Ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok on March 3. The beneficiary of the funds, the Royal Patrol Police Schools under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, recently opened the Bangkok Chef Charity Border Patrol Police School in Ban Mae Longtai, Omkoi District of Chiang Mai Province, where the 20 chefs involved in the programme led by Norbert Kostner of Mandarin Oriental Bangkok were on hand to welcome the Princess. In addition to supporting construction, the money has also been used for scholarships as well as purchasing books, school materials and sports equipment – in short everything these kids need for a fully rounded … [Read more...] about Guess who’s coming for dinner
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is engaging the Japanese market through a series of activities and events, hoping to draw more than 1.6 million Japanese arrivals to Thailand this year. Kitsana Kaewtumrong, executive director for TAT's advertising and public relations department, said the agency has been participating in major events in big cities across Japan such as Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka and Sapporo. It is confident joining these events will increase the number of Japanese tourists visiting Thailand.Mr Kitsana said the TAT predicts the number of arrivals from Japan will increase from 1.5 million last year to more than 1.6 million this year.TAT statistics show visitors from Japan have increased significantly from 1.34 million in 2012 to 1.51 million in 2013, dropping to 1.25 million in 2014 because of political conditions in Thailand.But Japanese arrivals improved gradually to 1.34 million in 2015, then 1.41 million and 1.53 million in 2016 and 2017, respectively."Japan will … [Read more...] about TAT aims to lure more Japanese visitors