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Opera Entertainment, Landmark Hotel London

We were delighted to be asked to provide live opera entertainment at the five star Landmark Hotel London in the luxurious Winter Garden for an evening of musical entertainment and fine dining. The opera gala dinner comprised of a six-course dinner with matching wines, interspersed by segments of popular opera.

Guests were seated in the stunning surrounds of the five star hotel’s Winter Garden with its soaring eight-storey glass-roof atrium - a fitting location for a sophisticated evening of opera entertainment – as they enjoyed a glass of chilled Champagne and an amuse-bouche.  Following a sumptuous starter accompanied by an expertly matched glass of wine the first live musical interlude began. It was an evening to suit opera buffs and beginners alike, as our superb opera soloists and pianist transported guests through the ages of opera with popular arias, duets and trios from Handel, Mozart, Bizet, Verdi, Puccini and Strauss.

Our professional opera singers – a soprano, mezzo soprano and a tenor who have all performed with the country’s top opera houses and orchestras – sang in period costume accompanied by our professional and highly regarded pianist, while between each live operatic segment another delectable course was served from a special menu created by Martin Geschwindt, the Winter Garden's renowned Head Chef in collaboration with the brilliant Executive Chef Gary Klaner to compliment this magical evening.

The programme of opera entertainment comprised some of the most beautiful music to grace the operatic stage to appeal to both the lifelong opera lover and the opera novice. The programme moved through the early 1700’s with arias such as “Lascia Ch’io Pianga” from Handel’s “Rinaldo” of the Baroque era, to Mozart whose dramatic and musical genius is one of the greatest achievements in the history of opera and whose enduring arias and duets such as “Canzonetta Sull’Aria” from The Marriage of Figaro and “Ach Ich Fühls” continue to delight audiences. The evening ended with some wonderful French opera from composers such as Bizet and Berlioz. Of course, an opera gala would not be complete without Italian Grand Opera and Verismo and the well known dramatic arias such as “Nessun Dorma” and “La Donna E Mobile” stunned guests with their beauty.

Our soloists wore stunning period costumes and masks to reflect each operatic era and appeared draped in gold, feathers, velvet and silk as a feast for the eyes as well as the ears to enhance the magical atmosphere.