World famous tenor, Maestro Andrea Bocelli, returns to AlUla on Thursday 8 April 2021 for a stunning performance at UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra!
There are limited tickets available – but don’t worry, the full concert will be broadcast live and uninterrupted to GCC viewers on MBC 1 at 10 pm (KSA time).
Bocelli will be joined by musicians from the Arabian Philharmonic, along with special guests Loren Allred, Matteo Bocelli, soprano Francesca Maionchi, and Eugene Kohn on piano.
The concert on 8 April is the third successive time that Bocelli has performed in AlUla, having delighted audiences at the previous two Winter at Tantora Festivals. However, this is the first time that the ancient city of Hegra will be the setting for a music event of this calibre.
The set list remains under wraps, but organisers have promised that fans, both old and new, will not be disappointed. Plus a surprise guest, who has so far remained secret, will be divulged to viewers on the night!
Bocelli will be the first artist to stage a concert within the city walls of Hegra. The event will be performed in front of an audience of less than 300 in respect of both the environment and COIVD-19 safety measures, and promises to be an unmissable celebration of heritage, culture, music and optimism.
About the location
Hegra, built in the first century BCE by the Nabataean Kingdom, is an ancient desert city, home to thousands of tombs cut into sandstone mountains. At least 100 tombs have elaborate carved façades, a signature of the skilled Nabataean craftsmen.
The specific backdrop for Bocelli will be the 20 carved tombs of Al Khuraymat. Archaeologists say this cluster of tombs presents some of the best preserved in the city of Hegra. A distinctive feature of Al Khuraymat are the elegant gynosphinxes (spirit guardians with women’s heads, lions’ bodies and wings) adorning the corners of pediments.
Tickets to the event go on sale on Thursday 1 April, available from the official events website
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